We ‘ll Reintroduce Electoral Bill And Work Quickly To Address The Mitigating Concern — Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila pronounces that the electoral act amendment bill will be reintroduced in the house on Wednesday.

He stated this on the floor of the green chamber on Tuesday while addressing his fellow lawmakers who resumed sitting for the year.

Recall that there were multiple report on how the president declined assent to the bill, referencing worries over the recommendation of direct primaries for political parties.

President Buhari had said that mandatory direct primary polls for political parties “violates the spirit of democracy”.

“The house will reintroduce the amendment tomorrow and we will work quickly to address the mitigating concern, pass the bill and send it to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent,” the speaker said.

The speaker, speaking on the issues raised over errors in the bill, said he had installed a technical committee to look into the matter, noting that the report would be presented to the house in a few days.

Gbaja said the “drafting and other technical errors in the bill, is a matter of concern as it appears the version sent to the president differs from what is circulating in the public domain”.

“However, in December of last year, I appointed a technical team to look into the issue. I expect to have their report within the next day or two so that we can proceed to the next stage,” the speaker said.