Members will decide what to do on Rejected Buhari Electoral Act amendment – Reps Speakers

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabianila has said that National Assembly will be one to decide what to do with Electoral bill that was recently rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In post share Femi on his Facebook page, he stated when seating resume 2022 it will be the responsibility of the house to determine the reasons Buhari reject the electoral bill sits well or not.

Read what he said Below

On the issue of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, I believe when we return from our break in 2022, members of the House will decide on the decision by the president to decline assent to the Bill.

Like I told some journalists on Thursday in Surulere, Lagos after commissioning some projects, there is a process and when we come back to the House we will determine if those amendments or if those reasons sit down well with the National Assembly, in which case we will, at that point, consider removing that clause and passing the bill so that we do not throw away the baby with the bathwater.

But then it is not my decision to make; it is a decision of the whole National Assembly. If they determine the reasons are not good enough, then there is a process as prescribed by the constitution as well. Which way the sword is going to fall, I have no idea until that time.

Buhari recently refused to sign the bill into law; his major reason being the inclusion of mandatory direct primaries for political parties. Nigerians and civil society groups, however, have called on lawmakers to either veto the President or remove the contentious clause and re-present the bill to the President.

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