News - North Central - FCT Updated: January 31, 2022

BREAKING: NASS Transmits Reworked Electoral Bill, Awaits Buhari's Assent

By Abdulrazak Muhammad
January 31, 2022

The National Assembly has transmitted the re-amended electoral bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent.

The copies of the re-amended bill were transmitted on Monday by the clerk of the National Assembly, Olatunde Amos Ojo.

This was made available by the senior special assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare.

Omoworare said the transmission was in line with the provisions of the 1999 constitution as amended.

According to him, this is found in "The provisions of Section 58 (3) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and the Acts Authentication Act Cap. A2 LFN 2004.”


The President had on November 19, 2021 refused to sign the bill transmitted to him.

Disclosing the development, Omoworare stated that, “The Electoral Bill was thereafter reworked by the National Assembly and both the Senate and the House of Representatives passed same on January 25, 2022."


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