March 29, 2023

Sources in the presidency said the president had been briefed on the amendments and “should sign latest Friday if nothing else comes up”. It was also confirmed earlier by the special Adviser to the president on Media and publicity that the president could sign the bill on Thursday or Friday.

He gave the hint during an interview with channels on television sunrise daily programme, on Tuesday.

January 31, 2022, the National Assembly transmitted the reworked amendment bill to the president for assent. Buhari forwarded it to the Minister of justice and attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) for legal advice.

By law, also reported that the president rejected the last five years electoral amendment bills five times.

INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu had said last month that the new law was needed to enable the commission release the timetable and schedule of activities for the 2023 general election.

Marvelous Ogidi

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