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National Assembly to transmit electoral bill to Buhari within 7days – Reps spokesperson

A clean copy of the electoral amendment Bill will be transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent within 7days, the spokesperson of the House, Ben Kalu has disclosed.

Mr Kalu briefed journalists on Tuesday after the House adopted the report of the joint committee on the electoral bill.

The House had adopted the report of the Akeem Adeyemi conference committee which he laid on Tuesday.

Kalu, who appeared alongside Mr Adeyemi, said the lawmakers have done their parts and it is now left for the president to assent.

“Today, we have asked the bureaucrats to pass the ball to the executive. Within the 7days or thereabout, this particular piece of legislation will be migrating to the president, who is interested in seeing that democracy is grown in Nigeria.

“This he has shown by the recent election that took place in Nigeria, where many who depended on him calling the shots from Abuja were disappointed.”

The adoption of the report by the Committee of the whole was not without controversy, as the Minority Leader kicked against the adoption of the report.

He accused the Femi Gbajabiamila led House of rushing the consideration of the report without giving the members opportunity to review the report.

He was, however, ruled out of order by the Speaker, who informed him that consideration of harmonization report does not require debate.(Dailypost)

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