- Concerns regarding the amendment of the Electoral Bill continues to shapen discourse in the polity in recent days
- Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of House of Representatives, disclosed recently that the issues surrounding the bill will be addressed going forward
- Gbajabiamila who made this known during sessions on Tuesday, January 18, at the green chamber called for more support from his colleagues to get the job done
Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the house of representatives, says the electoral act amendment bill will be reintroduced in the house on Wednesday, January 19.
Gbajabiamila said this on the floor of the green chamber on Tuesday, January 18, while addressing his colleagues who resumed sitting for the year, TheCable reports.
Earlier, the president declined assent to the bill, citing concerns over the recommendation of direct primaries for political parties.
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The president had said compulsory direct primary polls for political parties violate the spirit of democracy.
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The speaker said:
“The house will reintroduce the amendment tomorrow and we will work quickly to address the mitigating concern, pass the bill and send it to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent."
2022 budget: We did nothing wrong, NASS replies President Buhari
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lawan had stated that the National Assembly did nothing wrong to adjust the 2022 budget.
Lawan said this while responding to correspondents' question on President Buhari's reservations on the adjustment by lawmakers in the budget.
He noted that the legislature does not necessarily have to agree with the president on every issue, adding that what is most important is that Buhari is pleased with the outcome of the work done.
APC chieftain speaks on the medical condition of Tinubu, other presidential aspirants
In other news, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress has tendered a piece of advice for Nigeria's electoral body ahead of the 2023 elections.
The chieftain, Jonathan Vatsa said medical certificates of all aspirants should be made available to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Vatsa said the information gathered by INEC should also be made available to the public so that Nigerians would know details of who they are voting for.