The Senate has rejected President Muhammdu Buhari’s Bill seeking to amend the Electoral Act, 2022.
The Bill titled: “A Bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act 2022 and for related matters, 2022,” was rejected by Senators, a development that effectively stopped its second reading.
The Bill was rejected during a plenary on Wednesday, March 09, 2022.
Recall that the Bill had been released for first hearing despite a court order stopping the Senate from acting on it.
Senate president, Senator Ahmad Lawan had challenged the Court order saying that the Judiciary has no capacity to stop the Legislature from performing its constitutional duties.
Senators however voted overwhelmingly against the Bill to stop it from being read a second time.