House of Representatives amend rejected Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday reworked the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018 rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The president had in December 2018 declined assent to the bill for the third time.

In his last letter to both chambers of the National Assembly, President Buhari said passing a new bill with elections close by could “create some uncertainty about the legislation to govern the process.”

He also highlighted some parts of the bill that he said need legislative action.

Prior to that period, the president had declined assent to the bill in previous times, citing “drafting issues.”

The amendments made by the House were sequel to a motion moved by Edward Pwajok last Tuesday.

He had urged his colleagues to revisit the amendment bill in the interest of Nigeria and to consider looking at the clauses the president pointed out in the bill that required reconsideration.