Nigeria: NASS Transmits Electoral Act Amendment Bill to Buhari for Assent

The National Assembly in Nigeria has transmitted a new version of the amendment made to the 2010 electoral act to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters Senator Ita Enang, confirmed that the bill has been transmitted to the President through his office.

The transmission came three months after the president rejected the earlier amendment made citing constitutional matters.

Buhari had in his letter rejecting the previous bill said the amendment to the sequence of elections in Section 25 of the principal act, may infringe upon the constitutionally guaranteed discretion of the Independent National Electoral Commission to organize, undertake and supervise elections provided in Section 15(A) of the third statue to the Constitution.

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