National Assembly panel decides on electoral bill today.

The National Assembly has begun work on the Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill that President Muhammadu Buhari rejected and sent back to the legislature over drafting issues.

The joint Senate and House of Representatives Committee on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill announced in Abuja on Monday that the panel was now considering the issues raised by the President for which he declined assent to the legislation.

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Suleiman Nazif, who is the chairman of the joint committee, while briefing journalists before the panel went behind closed doors to rework the bill, noted that it would be the fourth time that the committee would be working on the bill, which had been rejected by Buhari two times.

He said the resolution by the lawmakers would be announced on Tuesday.

The President had written to the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to notify the National Assembly of his decision to decline assent to the bill.

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