Chapter V
The Legislature

Part II - House of Assembly of a State


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  1. The registration of voters and the conduct of elections shall be subject to the direction and supervision of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
  2. The National Assembly shall make provisions as respects -
    1. persons who may apply to an election tribunal for the determination of any question as to whether -
      1. any person has been validly elected as a member of a House of Assembly,
      2. the term of office of any person has ceased, or
      3. the seat in a House of Assembly of a member of that House has become vacant;
    2. circumstances and manner in which, and the conditions upon which, such application may be made; and
    3. powers, practice and procedure of the election tribunal in relation to any such application.


    E - Powers and Control over Public Funds
    1. All revenues or other moneys raised or received by a State (not being revenues or other moneys payable under this Constitution or any Law of a House of Assembly into any other public fund of the State established for a specific purpose) shall be paid into and form one Consolidated Revenue Fund of the State.
    2. No moneys shall be withdrawn from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the State except to meet expenditure that is charged upon the Fund by this Constitution or where the issue of those moneys has been authorised by an Appropriation Law, Supplementary Appropriation Law or Law passed in pursuance of section 121 of this Constitution.
    3. No moneys shall be withdrawn from any public fund of the State, other than the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the State, unless the issue of those moneys has been authorised by a Law of the House of Assembly of the State.
    4. No moneys shall be withdrawn from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the State or any other public fund of the State except in the manner prescribed by the House of Assembly.

    1. The Governor shall cause to be prepared and laid before the House of Assembly at any time before the commencement of each financial year estimates of the revenues and expenditure of the State for the next following financial year.
    2. The heads of expenditure contained in the estimates, other than expenditure charged upon the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the State by this Constitution, shall be included in a bill, to be known as an Appropriation Bill, providing for the issue from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the State of the sums necessary to meet that expenditure and the appropriation of those sums for the purposes specified therein.
    3. Any amount standing to the credit of the judiciary in the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the State shall be paid directly to the heads of the courts concerned.
    4. If in respect of any financial year, it is found that -
      1. the amount appropriated by the Appropriation Law for any purpose is insufficient; or
      2. a need has arisen for expenditure for a purpose for which no amount has been appropriated by the Law,
        a supplementary estimate showing the sums required shall be laid before the House of Assembly and the heads of any such expenditure shall be included in a Supplementary Appropriation Bill.


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