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Senate Rejects Bill to Amend Electoral Act 2022

Senate Rejects Bill to Amend Electoral Act 2022 (Updated: 2 months ago)


The Senate has rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2022.

This comes after the bill failed to pass second reading at the Senate on Wednesday days after President Muhammadu Buhari signed it into law.

Buhari had written to the upper and lower legislative chambers seeking amendment to Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act, 2022 to pave way for political office holders to serve as delegates.

The section in the Electoral Act which barred political office holders from serving as delegates of political parties during conventions of political parties, Buhari said was denial of democratic rights of certain citizens.

The bill was read the fist time on Tuesday amid controversy banning the amendment exercise by the Justice Inyang Ekwo-led Federal High Court.

Justice Ekwo ruled on the ex-parte application brought before the court by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which he ruled that the Nigerian Senate and the House of Representatives should not tamper with amendment of 84(12) of the Electoral Amendment Act.

But on Tuesday and Wednesday, Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan insisted that lawmaking was within the powers of the parliament, hence, nothing should encumber the legislative houses from making laws.

He urged the Senate leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi Abubakar to read the bill on Wednesday. The bill however, failed and by legislative processes, it won’t be read for the third time.

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