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Buhari rejects Section 84 (12) of the amendment bill

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday expressed his rejection of Section 84 (12) of the signed Electoral law, saying its disfranchise political appointee

This is as the President said that the Electoral Act (Amendment) law 2022, holds a lot of promise for improving the election processes in the country, with introduction of new technology, and efforts to engender clarity and transparency. 

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At a signing ceremony held at the Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja, President Buhari, told the National Assembly to immediately commence the process of amending Section 84 (12) of the law in order to delete it, noting that it disqualifies political office holders from voting or being voted for at conventions or congresses of any political party, for the purpose of the nomination of candidates for any election.

He said, “The Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2022, passed by the National Assembly forwarded for Presidential Assent, via a letter dated 31st January, 2022. In line with established tradition, I received inputs from relevant ministries, departments and agencies of government after careful and thorough reviews of the Bill and its implications to democratic processes in our country.

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