President Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected the amendment to the Electoral Act, which intended to change the country’s elections sequence.

The president, it was gathered, gave three reasons for withholding assent to the bill, which was passed by both chambers of the National Assembly.
A source told Solacebase that the president has yesterday communicated his decision to the federal legislature in two separate letters addressed to the Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara.

The two presiding officers are expected to read the letters to their colleagues at plenary between today and Thursday.

When contacted ,Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Malam Garba Shehu denied it saying the bill is yet to be forwarded to the President by the National Assembly.

Following the passage of the bill by the National Assembly, several civil society organizations (CSOs), senior lawyers and other notable Nigerians kicked against it, calling on the president not to assent to it.