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(Updated) Again, Buhari Returns Electoral Act Amendment Bill To National Assembly

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President Muhammadu Buhari for the fourth time has refused to grant assent to the revised Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2018.

He has, therefore, written formally to the leadership of the National Assembly declining assent to the Bill which the Assembly transmitted to him on November 7.


THISDAY gathered that his letter was dated December 6.

Though the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, who made this known to State House correspondents Friday afternoon declined to state specifically the decision of the president on the document, he said the amendment bill had been transmitted back to the lawmakers.

According to Enang, the president has communicated his decision on the bill to the National Assembly.


The presidential aide however said President Buhari had assented to the amendment made to the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Act, which will now allow it to operate like other universities.

According to Enang, “President Muhammadu Buhari has taken a decision on the Electoral Act Amendment bill 2018. In accordance with his power under the 1999 Constitution and has communicated that decision to the Senate and House of Representatives in accordance with the law.

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