Breaking: President Buhari rejects amended electoral bill

Breaking: President Buhari rejects amended electoral bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to the amended electoral bill.

The Cable reports that the president’s decision was made known by Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly (senate), on Friday, December 7.

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He said the president has communicated his decision to the National Assembly.

Enang however said the president assented to the National University Commission Amendment Act.

The National Assembly had passed the bill in July and transmitted it to the president on August 3.

The bill was rejected by the president and it was resent before being rejected again in September.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the commissioner for energy and mineral resources in Lagos state, Olawale Oluwo, on Wednesday, December 5, announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In a resignation letter dated Wednesday, December 3, and addressed to the APC chairman in Lagos state, Oluwo claimed that the party's primary election held in October was characterised by voters disenfranchisement, undue influence, violence, and intimidation to members among other activities that violated the electoral law. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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