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Lawmakers Meet To Amend Electoral Act

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The Joint Committees of the National Assembly have agreed on some of the amendments to the Electoral Act.

The amendment of the electoral act has facilitated the collaboration between the joint committees.

Both the Senate and House of Representatives have agreed to the earlier amendment by the House of Representatives that the National Assembly election will come first, followed by governorship and state houses of assembly and finally the Presidential election which will now come last.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has withheld assent to three bills passed by the National Assembly over issues of inconsistency and conflict with the constitution.

The President, in a letter to the Senate President, is declining assent in the Police Procurement Fund Establishment Bill, Charted Institute of Public Management of Nigeria Bill and Nigerian Council for Social Work Establishment Bill.

He explained that he declined assent on the Police Procurement Fund Establishment Bill because of a lack of clarity regarding the disbursement of funds as well as constitutional issues regarding the powers of the National Assembly to appropriate funds allocated to state and local governments which conflict with Sections 80-82 and 120-122 of the 1999 Constitution.

– Channels TV

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