The attention of the member Representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos, has been drawn to a fallacious and misleading news report titled “Six-year single term resonates as Buhari works for tenure elongation” written by a group of ill intentioned journalists, Innocent Odoh, James Kwen and Solomon Ayado, as published on 10th November 2019, by an online news blog https://businessday.ng, The said report claims in part that:
“The indications to amend the Constitution are becoming even palpable; hence so far, three Bills to amend the Constitution have passed first reading in the National Assembly, especially in the House of Representatives which may not be unconnected with tenure elongation or six-year single term for president.
These bills are: Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Alteration) Bill, 2019 (HB.408) (Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos), Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Alteration) Bill, 2019 (HB.410) (Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos) and Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Alteration) Bill, 2019 (HB.418) (Hon. Awaji-InombekAbiante).”
The Hon. member wishes to state categorically that:
1. On no occasion did he (Hon. Bagos) ever raise any bill on the floor of the National Assembly seeking to amend or alter the Constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, allegedly in connection to six-year single term for president, nor the rumored tenure elongation for President Buhari.
2. That even so, Hon. Bagos has no such Bills with such titles to his credit as mentioned in the false publication. The full list of bills and motions by Hon Bagos can be accessed via this post on his official website and official site of the National Assembly; https://dachungmusabagos.com/2019/08/14/review-of-major-legislative-engagements-of-hon-dachung-musa-bagos-23-bills-to-his-credit/ , https://www.nassnig.org/mps/single/136
3. “Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,1999(Alteration) Bill,2019 (HB.408) (Rep. Dachung Musa Bagos)”,“Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,1999(Alteration) Bill,2019 (HB.406) (Rep. Dachung Musa Bagos)” and “Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,1999(Alteration) Bill,2019 (HB.410) (Rep. Dachung Musa Bagos)” are bills which seek to give more ministerial slots to the F.C.T and more House Of Representatives seats to the F.C.T
4. Not as mendaciously published by this website, the actual bill which passed second not first reading on November 8th 2019 is; A bill for an Act to Amend the Nigerian Education Research and Development Council Act, cap. N105, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004; and for Related Matters (HB.84) (Hon. Dachung Bagos) – Second reading. More details at View Point Nigeria
The general public should please take note and treat this publication with utmost disregard as the malevolent hoax that it actually is.
Hon. Bagos therefore expresses his complete displeasure over this disgusting news item and demands an apology as well as the prompt retraction of this gratuitous tales of falsehood which apparently is an attempt to misrepresent and botch his image for reasons best known to the authors.
Precious k. Nyako
For: Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos