The CNPP has urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to sign the amended CCB and CCT Acts into law.
It also urged the NLC and TUC to mount pressure on the president to withhold his assent to the said amendment.
This declaration was made in a statement issued and signed by its Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu. It said the decision was taken after a careful study of the amendment and the circumstances surrounding the controversial move.
“We are taken aback that the National Assembly subtly passed the amendment Bill into law. We thought the earlier suspension meant lawmakers would respect the majority opinion of their respective constituencies.”
“But the passage is an indication that the National Assembly is serving the interest of its principal officer. Not that of the Nigerian people.”
The conference also noted that the timing and speed of the amendment is an indication of the interest it will serve.
Withold Assent -CNPP To FG
The group therefore urged President Muhammadu Buhari to withhold his assent to the amended Act. The circumstances surrounding the amendment shows it was done in bad faith.
It also added that the action of the National Assembly is detrimental to constitutional principle of separation of powers.