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    Electoral bill: Buhari’s betrayal

Electoral bill: Buhari’s betrayal

BY TONY ELUMUNORA noisy but silly debate is on; whether the National Assembly could muster two-thirds majority vote to override President Mohammadu Buhari’s veto of the latest Electoral Bill which he declined to sign into law.Question: Why did Buhari refuse to sign the bill? He explained: “I am concerned that passing a new electoral bill this far into the electoral [...]

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    Where’s the devil in the electoral bill?

Where’s the devil in the electoral bill?

Exaggeration is the most common strain of fever at election period. Politicians make voters – and the general public – believe that the world might end on ballot day, when in fact what they are playing for is their own survival.The Electoral Bill is not just the biggest talking point; it’s been perhaps the deadliest battleground since last week. What [...]

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    N’assembly ‘would be drawing battle line’ by overriding Buhari on electoral bill

N’assembly ‘would be drawing battle line’ by overriding Buhari on electoral bill

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari saved the country from a chaotic poll by withholding his assent to the electoral act amendment bill.The group said this in a statement jointly signed by Niyi Akinsiju and Cassidy Madueke, its chairman and secretary."It is trite that the deployment of a new electoral law only two months to an election [...]

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    Buhari willing to plunge Nigeria into crisis, says CUPP on rejection of electoral bill

Buhari willing to plunge Nigeria into crisis, says CUPP on rejection of electoral bill

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) says by refusing to sign the electoral amendment bill into law, President Muhammadu Buhari is willing to plunge the country into crisis.In a letter to the national assembly, the president said signing the bill into law could “create uncertainty and confusion during the forthcoming elections."Buhari said an amendment to the law close to [...]

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    Falana: Why Buhari must urgently sign new electoral bill

Falana: Why Buhari must urgently sign new electoral bill

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to "urgently" sign the new electoral act amendment bill into law.He said the bill should be signed now to avoid altering the arrangements for 2019 elections, in accordance to the ECOWAS protocol on democracy and good governance act.The national assembly had first amended the electoral act but it was rejected [...]

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