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FG explains why electoral act wasn't signed into law by President Buhari

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Contrary to claims, the Federal government has said the timing of the 2019 general election was not enough time for President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the initial amended Electoral Act into Law.

Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami said this while speaking to the media in Abuja.


Malami said apart from the timing, the powers of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC was undermined in the amended Bill.


He added that the ongoing Amendment of the Electoral Act will address issues affecting the conduct of elections in Nigeria and will be signed by President Buhari.


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