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Advantages And Regions For Adoption Of Unicameral Legislature
a] Unicameral legislature does not allow filibusters to carry out their nefarious activities as they do when there are two chamber legislature.
b] Unicameral legislature is easy to maintain, that is, Unicameral legislature is cheaper than bicameral legislature.
c] Unicameral legislature is also known as ideal with unitary states.
d] Unicameral legislature prevents squabbles as to which of the houses is upper and which is lower.
e] Unicameral legislature provides room for a faster process of law making.top↑
Disadvantages Of Unicameral Legislature
a] Unicameral legislature does not make for adequate representation in a country as large as Nigeria.
b] Unicameral legislature creates room for the emergence of a dictatorial head of state because it does check his excesses like bicameral legislature.
c] Unicameral legislature it not popular.
d] Unicameral legislature does not allow bills to be properly debated before they hastily passed.
e] Unicameral legislature can easily be dominate by The executive arms.
That is all on Unicameral legislature, now let go through Bicameral legislature.top↑
Advantages And Reasons For Adoption Of Bicameral Legislature
a] Bicameral legislature make it possible for better laws to be made in the country.
Hence bills are properly debated in bicameral legislature.
b] It is difficult for the executive arms to dominate the two chambers.
c] The second chamber of bicameral legislature reduces the work load of the upper house.
d] Bicameral legislature makes for equal and adequate representation of the people in a federal state.
e] The second chamber of bicameral legislature checks and prevents hasty and ill-considered passage of bills unlike Unicameral legislature.top↑
f] The second chamber of bicameral legislature corrects any faults legislations committed in the first chamber.
g] Bicameral legislature protects the interests of minority groups.
h] Bicameral legislature makes it possible for public opinion to be properly expressed on the issues concerned before bills are passed by delaying the bills in the two chambers.
I] Bicameral legislature assured a division of labour in certain aspects of the functions performed by the legislature between the two legislative chambers.
j] Bicameral legislature creates room for more politicals and administratives experienced people to be useful in the art of law making.
k] The second chamber of bicameral legislature checks the excesses and guides against the tyranny of a one chamber.top↑
Let finish this topic today so that our next topic will be on The executive.
So let go the disadvantages of Bicameral legislature.
Disadvantages Of Bicameral Legislature
a] The second chamber of bicameral legislature may used as a dumping ground for political rejects at the polls, if its membership is by nomination or appointment.
b] Bicameral legislature encourages duplicating of functions since they perform the same function.
c] Bicameral legislature waste a lot of public fund because the government will try to maintain the two legislative chambers and the paraphernalia that go with it.
d] Bicameral legislature is not good in passing bills in times of emergency because its delays.
Many board have to go through the bills before been carried out.top↑
e] Bicameral legislature leads to unnecessary rivalry as to which of the two houses is superior to the other.
f] In bicameral legislature, most of the members assigned in the second chamber have advanced in age and therefore inactive.
g] Bicameral legislature appointment rather than election of members of the upper house as it is done in Britain is undemocratic.
h] Bicameral legislature causes a serious delay in the act of law making.
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Now will are through with The legislature, next topic will be on The executive.
Advice : As a student you are not advise to try and read this all in one day, read to the amount you can understand and read the other next time. That is why we kept asking that is this session getting too long or is it okay. Don’t hesitate to ask any question, if you have any. top↑
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