JUST IN: Buhari rejects Electoral Act amendment
The amendment to the Electoral Act seeking to change the country’s elections sequence has been reportedly rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari, Daily Trust reports.
According to Daily Trust‘s source, the president, gave three reasons for withholding assent to the bill, which was passed by both chambers of the National Assembly.
The president has communicated his decision to the federal legislature in two separate letters addressed to the Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara on Monday.
The two presiding officers are expected to read the letters to their colleagues at plenary between today and Thursday.
Following the passage of the bill by the National Assembly, several civil society organizations (CSOs), senior lawyers and other notable Nigerians kicked against it, calling on the president not to assent to it.