We’ll reintroduce electoral bill — Gbajabiamila


The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, resumed plenary session from the Christmas and New year break with an assurance by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, that the House would revisit the Electoral Act Amendment Bill rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Addressing the opening session of the plenary, Gbajabiamila who stated that the House has taken judicial notice of President Buhari’s concerns for not assenting the Bill assured that the “House will reintroduce the amendment on Wednesday  and will work quickly to address the mitigating concerns, pass the bill and send it back to His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.”

“The house will reintroduce the amendment tomorrow and we will work quickly to address the mitigating concern, pass the bill and send it to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent,” the speaker said.

Speaking on the concerns raised over errors in the bill, Gbajabiamila said he had set up a technical committee to look into the matter, adding that the report would be made available to the house in a few days.

He said the “drafting and other technical errors in the bill, is a matter of concern as it appears the version sent to the president differs from what is circulating in the public domain”.

“However, in December of last year, I appointed a technical team to look into the issue. I expect to have their report within the next day or two so that we can proceed to the next stage,” the speaker said.

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