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Reasons Buhari Decline Assent to Electoral Act Amendment Bill, Cites Lateness

President Muhammadu Buhari has cited lateness among other reasons why he declined assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill passed by the National Assembly.

His reasons for the decline was contained in the letter sent to the leaders of both houses of the National Assembly. 

He said “Any real or apparent change to the rules this close to the election may provide an opportunity for disruption and confusion in respect of which law governs the electoral process.”

The President also cite some constitutional correction particularly based on the use of language and he suggests what should have been used to the effects.

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Meanwhile, the assistant spokesman of the Senate, Senator Ben Murray Bruce has vowed that the National Assembly may decide to veto the Bill into law for the benefit of the nation’s democracy.

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