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The Federal High Court has so far received two suits challenging the amendment of the 1999 Constitution by the National Assembly.
A News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, investigation revealed that 50 clauses in the 1999 Constitution were altered by the National Assembly while 29 of the amendments were approved by the required 24 state assemblies. Consequently, the National Assembly ordered that the 1999 Constitution (First Amendment) Bill 2010 be gazetted as an Act of the National Assembly.
One of the suits in the court's registry came from a constitutional lawyer, Mr. Bamidele Aturu, who is challenging the National Assembly for allegedly violating the 1999 Constitution in …