The House of Reproductive Speaker , Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila says members of the Lower Chamber of the National Assembly will decide what to do on Electoral Act amendment after the new year break.
He disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists on Thursday in Surulere, Lagos State over the decline of assent on the Bill by President Muhammdu Buhari.
“On the issue of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, I believe when we return from our break in 2022, members of the House will decide on the decision by the president to decline assent to the Bill.
“Like I told some journalists on Thursday in Surulere, Lagos after commissioning some projects, there is a process and when we come back to the House we will determine if those amendments or if those reasons sit down well with the National Assembly, in which case we will, at that point, consider removing that clause and passing the bill so that we do not throw away the baby with the bathwater.
“But then it is not my decision to make; it is a decision of the whole National Assembly. If they determine the reasons are not good enough, then there is a process as prescribed by the constitution as well. Which way the sword is going to fall, I have no idea until that time”, the Speaker said.
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