- The Attorney General of the Federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, revealed his advice to the president regarding electoral bill would be for the good of Nigeria
- Malami disclosed also that he just received a copy of the amended bill and would study it before commenting on it
- Meanwhile, President Buhari is yet to assent the amended version of the bill which was resent to him by the National Assembly
Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), on Monday, February 7, said that he would advise President Muhammadu Buhari on the re-ammended electoral bill in the best interest of Nigeria.
He made this disclosure during an interview on Monday, February 7.
Premium Times reports that Malami disclosed he could not yet make any categorical statement on the amended bill as a copy of it was only sent to him some moments before leaving for the interview.
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“In terms of satisfaction, honestly, it is premature for me to conclude, taking into consideration that I can admit to you that the electoral bill was only received in my office this afternoon as I was preparing to come over for this engagement with Channels TV."
He, however, promised to study it with a view to advising Buhari on legislation that would deepen Nigeria’s democratic tenets, The Punch added.
2023 presidency: Why we want speedy passage of Amended Electoral Bill, INEC
Legit.ng had previously reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has urged both chambers of the National Assembly to harmonize and expedite action in the passage of the amended electoral bill.
According to the electoral body, the speedy passage of the bill is necessary, in order to provide it with a framework to organize its activities ahead of the 2023 general election, Leadership reports.
The national commissioner, Information and Voter Education (IVEC), Barr. Festus Okoye, made the call in Asaba, Delta state, during a two-day capacity building workshop for Heads of Voter Education and Publicity (VEP) and Public Affairs Officers of INEC from the 17 southern states of Nigeria.
2022 budget: We did nothing wrong, NASS replies President Buhari
Earlier, 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.