Tag: Electoral Bill

Full Text: Buhari’s address at signing of Electoral Bill 2022 into law

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AT THE SIGNING OF ELECTORAL BILL 2022 INTO LAW STATE HOUSE, ABUJA FRIDAY 24TH FEBRUARY, 2022 The Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2022, passed by the National Assembly forwarded for Presidential Assent, via a letter dated 31st January, 2022.[Read More…]

PHOTOs: Buhari signs into law Electoral Amendment Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law shortly after he returned from Nasarawa state on a two-day working visit. Commending the Bill in his address, President Buhari said; “In line with established tradition, I received inputs from relevant ministries, departments and agencies of government after[Read More…]

Electoral Bill: You’re ignorant of Constitutional requirements, Presidency tells CSOs

The presidency has reacted to agitations and calls for President Muhammadu Buhari to assent the Electoral Bill. NewsWireNGR reported that 26 civil society groups have decided to stage a protest on February 22 over the delay by The CSOs in a joint statement had resolved to “declare Tuesday, 22nd February 2022,[Read More…]

Why 26 Civil Society groups declared Feb 22 National Day of Protest

Civil Society Groups declare 22nd February 2022 National Day of Protest on the Electoral Bill Abuja, 18th February 2022, Aware that on the 31st January 2022, the National Assembly transmitted the Electoral Bill 2022 to the President for assent after expeditiously reworking the bill to meet the President’s expectations. Also,[Read More…]

2023: Electoral Bill is reason timetable not released yet — INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the timetable and schedule of the 2023 general election will be released after the signing of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law. Stating this on Tuesday, INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, during the first quarterly consultative meeting with political parties[Read More…]

Electoral Bill: It’s not easy to override Buhari’s rejection — Gbajabiamila

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has noted that it is not easy to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s rejection of the electoral amendment bill. Gbajabiamila said this during the commissioning of some projects including the Obele mini stadium, Dosunmu road, Adedoyin road, Ojikutu, Ishola road by Randle,[Read More…]

Buhari rejected Electoral Bill because it supports insecurity — Malami

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Malam Abubakar Malami, says the amended electoral bill is supportive of insecurity and discriminatory for President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law. The minister, who made this position known in a phone-in programme on Radio Kano, monitored in Abuja, also[Read More…]

Femi Gbajabiamila says the recommendation to override Buhari’s decision on the electoral bill “violates the spirit of democracy”

The house of representatives speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, says he is not aware of “aware of any such threats to override the president’s decision on the electoral bill”.  He said this on Friday night after a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja. NewsWireNGR recalls that President Muhammadu[Read More…]

Why we didn’t override Buhari on Electoral Bill — Senator

Senator Sadiq Umar (APC-Kwara) says overriding President Muhammadu Buhari on the Electoral Amendment Act Bill by the  National Assembly will have plunged the country into constitutional crisis. Umar, also Chairman, Senate Committee on Rules and Business, said this when he interacted with the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ)[Read More…]

Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate leaders read Buhari’s rejection letter

The leaders of the National Assembly (NASS) on Tuesday read the letter of Withdrawal of Assent for the Electoral Bill sent by President Muhammdu Buhari. The rejection letter read by House of Representatives speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, claimed; “The conduct of direct primaries across the 8,809 wards across the length and[Read More…]