Reps make a U-turn, rescind votes on rejected gender bills
Written by on March 9, 2022
The House of Representatives has reversed itself on three gender-related bills that failed to pass in the ongoing amendments to the 1999 Constitution.
The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, called for a rescission of the votes on the affected bills after the lawmakers held an executive (closed-door) session on Tuesday.
Those dropped are Bill 35 to “provide for special seat for women in the National and State Houses of Assembly;” and Bill 68 “to give women a quota in the federal and state executive councils or ministerial and commissionership seats.”
Gbajabiamila noted that the three bills would be included in the second batch of amendment bills to be considered in about four weeks’ time.