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Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by CEOconcord(m): 11:39am On Mar 13
President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected the amendment to the Electoral Act, which intended to change the country's elections sequence. The president, it was gathered, gave three reasons for withholding assent to the bill, which was passed by both chambers of the National Assembly.

Sources said that the president has yesterday communicated his decision to the federal legislature in two separate letters addressed to the Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara. The two presiding officers are expected to read the letters to their colleagues at plenary between today and Thursday. Following the passage of the bill by the National Assembly, several civil society organizations (CSOs), senior lawyers and other notable Nigerians kicked against it, calling on the president not to assent to it.

Source: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/amplite/breaking-buhari-rejects-electoral-act-amendment.html?

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by LibertyRep: 11:42am On Mar 13
The National Assembly, for the first time, might be left with no other choice than to override PMB on this.

I hope it will further strengthen our democracy

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by cinoedhunter: 11:46am On Mar 13
This man is a tyrant o.... he doesn't understand democracy

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by agwom(m): 11:48am On Mar 13
Good development

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by Paperwhite(m): 11:50am On Mar 13
Buhari should have let it be so that himself & NASS members can all prove their mettle that their respective elections were really based on popular opinion.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by 9jaArea: 12:16pm On Mar 13
If the Nass always boost of not being rubber stamp then baba is no rubber too.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by Sijo01(f): 1:39pm On Mar 13
Somebody should interpret the bill to him with a language he will understand. Anything outside that, buhari will keep rejecting bills.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by ANIOMADEI2018: 1:51pm On Mar 13
SAI BABA

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by xcolanto(m): 2:03pm On Mar 13
Good! Let the senate exercise their constitutional powers and veto the bill by a majority vote.
We the citizens are solidly behind the legislative arm of government to implement policies that are favourable to the masses not the executive.
Enough is Enough!
After they test run this for INEC they should gear up for the peace Corp bill.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by Jh0wsef(m): 2:18pm On Mar 13
Use cow horn to write it, he will understand and accept in no time.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by Omeokachie: 2:18pm On Mar 13
Tyrant is afraid

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by helinues: 2:18pm On Mar 13
Before Nko

Tillerson arrived Nigeria yesterday, got fired today

Bad omen

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by thunder74(m): 2:18pm On Mar 13
His refusal does not change anything. The National Assembly will override his veto. President's assent is just a ceremony, aponle ni malla, Hausa l'hausa n je

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by Neimar: 2:18pm On Mar 13
bubu d dullard

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by AngelicBeing: 2:19pm On Mar 13
grin

Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by Godjone(m): 2:19pm On Mar 13
lame president angry

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by miracool946: 2:19pm On Mar 13
lolz buhari dis buhari DAT buhari Don vex o

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by Amirullaha(m): 2:19pm On Mar 13
Sijo01:
Somebody should interpret the bill to him with a language he will understand. Anything outside that, buhari will keep rejecting bills.

''several civil society organizations (CSOs), senior lawyers and other notable Nigerians kicked against it, calling on the president not to assent to it''.

Did you read this part���

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by Abfinest007(m): 2:20pm On Mar 13
buhari reject everything theze days I wish he can just reject aso rock

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by linkers: 2:20pm On Mar 13
Whether he rejected it or not o, he is a goner, Daura is his next place come 2019.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by HAH: 2:20pm On Mar 13
At the inception of this our democracy in ,1999 elections started from bottom up I.e from LG to presidency but in 2003 obasanjo made governorship and presidential elections to be on same day, in 2007 obasanjo further change the sequence by making presidential election first, same happen in 2011 and 2015.

Certainly manipulation of elections starts from its date and sequence, this may also be out of lack of trust on each other, personally I want us to revert to how it was in 1999 but largely let's see if the national Assembly will override the president.

Democracy at work

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by Nobody: 2:20pm On Mar 13
cinoedhunter:
This man is a tyrant o.... he doesn't understand democracy
I think you're the one that doesn't. The President has every right to reject a bill he doesn't agree with. Its left to the National Assembly to decide to override it by voting.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by omooba969(m): 2:20pm On Mar 13
PMB will surely pass, it's only a matter of time.

Cheer up, let not your heart faint. cool
Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by IFearGod(m): 2:20pm On Mar 13
Thanks, PMB. Don't give room for shameless senators and reps to force candidates on us.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by Godjone(m): 2:21pm On Mar 13
old cargo forced on nigerians by hopeless and useless politicians........ ask the dullard tommorow why he has to reject it, he will tell you he didn't know when liar muhammad misled him to do so.

we are in trouble in this country cry

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by futureenergy: 2:22pm On Mar 13
Selfishness everywhere. How NASS thought the order of elections to be a high priority bill for Nigerians amazes me.

Their N13.5 million illegal monthly bounty is chilling in their homes, the Peace Corp bill they passed we're hearing they collected bribes and were promised job slots to pass it, and all recent bad thing happening in Nigeria they keep quiet. Only to be bothered about whose election comes first.

The rejection of this bill is good, na only mumu dey assent everything wey dem give am. Let people vote any candidate they choose, any day. The order didn't stop GEJ from losing.

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by Opoki(m): 2:23pm On Mar 13
This man should retire and enjoy more years ahead of him than to held firmly to power and die on seat. Things are not working under him, even ordinary IG don't respect the presidency direct order!

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by SporaD8: 2:23pm On Mar 13
I still don't get it. If the "I" in INEC stands for independent, then why is both the executive and legislative arm of Govt interfering in a timetable that ought to be schedule by INEC?

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Re: Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment by jeronimo(m): 2:23pm On Mar 13
It is clearly obvious that the major change in the act will not favour the executive because it will mean less influence on who assumes leadership of the 2 legislative arms. If our democracy is to advance then this bill is a huge step towards that direction ...

.... But we know it will never happen because the executive wants to have leverage over elections into the national assemblies and subsequently who becomes speaker and senate president

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