National Assembly to send new electoral act to Buhari on Monday

National Assembly to send new electoral act to Buhari on Monday

- The management of the lawmakers are said to have been putting finishing touches to the amended act before sending a copy President Buhari

- The two chambers of the National Assembly passed the amendments made to the electoral act

- 10 members of the Senate earlier staged a walk-out in protest against the adoption in the election timetable

National Assembly has disclosed that it would send a clean copy of amendments made to the 2010 Electoral Act to President Muhammadu Buhari next week, Monday, February 19, for assent, Daily Trust reports.

The two chambers of the National Assembly had on Wednesday passed the amendments made to the electoral act.

It was learnt that the management of the lawmakers were putting finishing touches to the amended act.

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According to the report, ''It is being handled by the Clerk and other top staff. We are hoping that by tomorrow (Friday) they will finish the work. Hopefully, by Monday it will get to the President for assent.’’

Senator Ovie Omo- Agege (APC, Delta) who said the amendment was targeted at President Buhari said the names of the 59 senators opposed to the amendment were being collated.

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Efforts to speak to the chairman of the Senate committee on INEC, Senator Suleiman Nazif (APC, Bauchi) yielded no result.

The contentious aspect of the amendment was the change of sequence, which altered the timetable released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for next year’s polls.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Senate passed the conference committee report on amendment to the Independent National Electoral Commission act.

The passage of the report was followed by dissenting voices calling for points of order within the chamber. The amendment to the electoral act, if approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, will uphold the change in the order of election as adopted by the lawmakers.

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