President Muhammadu Buhari has for the 4th time withheld assent to the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2018. The bill is seen as critical to free and fair elections next year.
Nigerians were hopeful that the president will sign the bill into law as he kept promising he will deliver free and fair elections next year.
The president’s Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters ( Senate), Senator Ita Enang, confirmed the president’s rejection of the bill while speaking to State House correspondents shortly after an emergency meeting of the federal executive council, Friday 07 December.
He did not give reasons for the president’s refusal this time, only saying the bill has been returned to the National Assembly.
This is a developing story and we hope to update this page as more details emerge.