The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) may have to fall back on the 2010 Electoral Act as amended, used for the 2015 general elections in the event that the Electoral Act Amendment Bill is not signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
This comes as the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, told State House correspondents during an interview in Abuja on Friday that the President needs to scrutinise the bill before assenting to it.
He said, “The electoral bill we are talking about has been sent back twice or thrice; that is to tell you that the President is willing to sign the bill provided it meets certain conditions that will make our electoral processes better and saner.”
The lawmaker stated that it was within the constitutional right of the President to thoroughly scrutinise the document sent to him by the National Assembly before assenting to it.
He also faulted the People Democratic Party (PDP) for insisting that President Buhari must…
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