Politics Elections Sequence: Buhari rejects Electoral Act amendment

13 March, 2018, 21:29 | Author: Sherman Richardson
  • PDP criticises Buhari for withholding assent to amended electoral act

Earlier in February, the Joint Committees of the National Assembly agreed on some of the amendments to the Electoral Act.

President Muhammadu Buhari declined assent to the amendment citing probable infringement of the Constitution.

NAIJ.com gathered that the president gave three reasons for withholding assent to the Electoral Act Amendment bill which was passed by both chambers of the National Assembly intending to change the country's elections sequence. As a party, we are not afraid of the 2019 general elections because we know that Nigerians have already rejected President Buhari and his dysfunctional All Progressives Congress (APC).

Some commentators have also risen to fault the amendment and threatened to charge it in court.

A similar letter was sent to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

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"Please accept Mr Senate President the assurances of my highest consideration", the president stated.

Buhari said that he rejected the amendment because of the amendment to the sequence of the election in section 25 of the principal Act.

The amendment of the electoral act facilitated the collaboration between the joint committees.

According to Buhari, the amendment may infringe on the constitutionally guaranteed right of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to organize, undertake and supervise elections.

Saraki read the letter after a brief closed session where the issue of the rejection of the bill might have featured. An insider hinted that "we will override the president if we feel strongly over the bill". "I therefore urge you to make your submissions as a way of helping us along in this process".


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