President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to the amended 2018 electoral bill.
The Cable reports that the president’s decision was publicised by Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly (senate), on Friday, December 7.
He said the president has communicated his decision to the National Assembly.
“Thank You very much but this is all the law allows me to say by convention. Mr. President has sent that communication to the national assembly.”
When asked if it is safe to say he rejected the bill, he said “it is safe to say that the president has taken decision as allowed by low and has communicated that decision to the senate and the House of Representatives.
“The implication of the decision is that the president has taken action on the bill within the time allowed by law.”
Enang however said the president assented to the National University Commission Amendment Act. The National Assembly had passed the bill in July and transmitted it to the president on August 3. The bill was rejected by the president and it was resent before being rejected again in September.