Electoral Act Amendment: NASS, PDP, Others Kick As PMB Declines Assent To Bill Again

Electoral Act Amendment: NASS, PDP, Others Kick As PMB Declines Assent To Bill Again

The National Assembly, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other stakeholders yesterday expressed dismay over President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the electoral (amendment) bill 2018 into law for the third time. After weeks of speculation, President Muhammadu Buhari, for the umpteenth time, declined assent to the electoral (amendment) bill 2018. The senior special

The National Assembly, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other stakeholders yesterday expressed dismay over President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the electoral (amendment) bill 2018 into law for the third time. After weeks of speculation, President Muhammadu Buhari, for the umpteenth time, declined assent to the electoral (amendment) bill 2018. The senior special assistant to the president on National Assembly matters (Senate), Ita Enang, who disclosed this to State House correspondents yesterday at the presidential villa said the president declined assent to the bill due to some drafting issues that have remained unaddressed following the prior revisions to the bill. He said, “His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has by communication dated August 30, 2018 to the Senate and the House of Representatives declined Assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 2018. “I pray for leave, that in view of public interest, the fact of the National Assembly vacation, the imperative to avoid speculation and misinformation, that I give just a few of the rationale by Mr. President.

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