‘Why I Turned Down Electoral Act Amendment Bill’ – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has listed reasons he refused to assent to the electoral act amendment bill sent to him by the National Assembly.
President Buhari on Tuesday, turned down the bill in a letter to the national assembly.
Some of the reasons as read out on the floor by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Buhari said, “Pursuant to Section 58(4) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), I hereby convey to the Senate, my decision, on 3rd March 2018, to decline Presidential Assent to the Electoral Amendment Bill 2018 recently passed by the National Assembly.
Some of my reasons include the following:
“The amendment to the sequence of elections in Section 25 of the principal act, may infringe upon the constitutionally guaranteed discretion of the Independ[…]

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