Buhari is still consulting on amended electoral bill – Presidency

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The presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is still consulting on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021, which was recently transmitted to him by the national assembly.

Senior Special Assistant National Assembly Matters (Senate), Babajide Omoworare disclosed this on Thursday February 10, at a dialogue on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, organized by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies in Abuja.

Revealing that Buhari is aware of the constitutional time constraint for assent to the bill, Omoworare further disclosed that his principal is still consulting with critical stakeholders on whether to sign the electoral act amendment bill or not.

He said;

“Consultations are going on and we are aware that despite the fact that the President needs 30 days under Section 58 within which to sign, the President is desirous of signing it, otherwise I don’t know.

“I can’t speak for him now. It is going to be as a result of the consultations whether he signs or not, but we know we have time to constrain.

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