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2022 Electoral Act amendment request: FG mulls all options –  Malami 

Including sending it back for a reconsideration, approaching the court or accepting the law as it is. 

Buhari had two weeks ago sent the Act back to the Senate to delete Section 84 (12) after his assent.

 

The Federal Government says it will consider all options regarding  Senate’s refusal to consider President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the amendment of 2022 Electoral Act.

Persecondnews.com  reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had two weeks ago sent the Act back to the Senate to delete Section 84 (12) afterPresident Muhammad his assent.

Disclosing this, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Malam Abubakar Malami (SAN)said the government has three options — asking  for a  reconsideration, approaching the court or accepting the law as it is.

He spoke while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.

According to Malami, the government is yet to take a stand on the matter.

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