President Muhammadu Buhari has again declined assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill
The President explained the reasons for his decision in letters sent to the leaders of both chambers of the National Assembly.
According to President Buhari, signing the bill into law at a time when the nation is close to the general elections may give way for confusion and disruption of the polls.
He, however, asked the National Assembly to specify in the bill that the amendments to the Act would come into effect and be applicable to elections commencing after the 2019 polls.
The President insisted that declining assent to the bill was “in the best interest of the country and our democracy”.