The National Assembly has called on the Executive Arm to re-submit the recently signed Electoral Act in good time for amendment to the sections contested by President Buhari.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan made the call in Abuja while speaking with State House correspondents on the Assembly’s reaction to President Buhari’s disagreement with Section 84 of the Act and his demand for amendment to it.
He said President Buhari’s assent to the Bill had re-assured the Ninth National Assembly that the President appreciated their hardwork and the bipartisan stance they took in producing the document.
Senator Ahmad Lawal said the President must be commended for respecting their efforts, and showing maturity by pointing to the section he had issues with, rather than outrightly rejecting the entire provisions of the document.
He called on Nigerians to also appreciate the vigorous processes stakeholders had to go through to produce such a legislative piece by refusing to be used to flout the provisions contained therein.
Similarly, the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, said the electoral law, that if properly executed by INEC, and the people the laws had been made for, it would be a turning point in electoral history of Nigeria.
He said both the Ninth Assembly and the Executive Arm would continue to work together to fine tuning the document until it got to the highest perfection level.