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Electoral Bill 2018 Not Declined Presidential Assent

Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang has said the Electoral (Amendment) Bill passed by the National Assembly on July 24, 2018 and forwarded to Mr. President on August 3, 2018 ( 11 days ago) has not been declined Presidential Assent.

 

Sen. Enang who gave the clarification yesterday in Abuja reacting to reports published by a national daily that President Buhari had vetoed the 2018 Electoral Bill forwarded to him for assent said the vetoed bill was the one sent to the President on June 27 and not the one passed by both chambers of the National Assembly on July 24, the day NASS embarked on its annual recess.

 

He stated that the Electoral Amendment Bill forwarded to Mr. president on June 27, 2018 to which Mr. President had reservations on account of technical and settled legal issues to which the attention of the National Assembly were drawn was declined Assent on July 26, 2018 in compliance with the constitutionally mandatory 30 days within Which Mr. President is to Assent or decline Assent.

 

Our Correspondent, Raliat Adenekan reports that Senator Ita Enang said that the bill as well as other bills pending before the President is undergoing standard operational procedure concerning legislative matters.

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