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ELECTORAL ACT 2022:HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO OVERRIDE PRESIDENT

ELECTORAL ACT 2022:HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO OVERRIDE PRESIDENT

The House of Representatives has decried President Muhammad Buhari’s refusal to assent to the recent amended Electoral Act, 2022

The issue came up under matters of urgent national importance raised by a member from Delta State, Ben Igbakpa at the plenary.

The lawmaker expressed concern over the delay by the President to assent to the Act, noting that the amended legislation was meant to address the loopholes in the existing Act.

The Deputy Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu stressed the need for a thorough reform, as the existing Act is the same with 2010 Electoral Act.

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila asked that the motion be formally presented on the floor, to enable the House start the process of overriding the president

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