Electoral Bill: Senate Resolves to Seek Reps’ Opinion

The upper chamber of the National Assembly on Wednesday resolved to seek the position of the House of Representatives over the lingering issue of the Electoral bill before it.

At the plenary on Wednesday Senate President Ahmed Lawan said it is clear that Nigerians must have input into the whole debate over the electoral bill.

A crucial aspect of the bill which has to do with direct primaries by political parties has caused tension after the President Muhammadu Buhari declined assess through a letter to the Senate on Tuesday.

The Senate, in a closed session, discussed the way forward on how the Senate will respond to the letter from Mr president on the Electoral Amendment Bill.

“The Senate consequently resolved to consult with the House of Representatives in January when both chambers will be in session.

“Presently, the House of Reps has gone on recess and we all know the constitutional provision is for the Senate and the House to jointly take the appropriate action,” he said.

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