- November 8, 2018
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: National News
National Assembly has transmitted the Electoral Act amendment Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for Assent.
The media assistant to the clerk of the national assembly, Andrew Oota, confirmed the development to newsmen in Abuja.
Recall that the President had on three previous occasions withheld his assent to the controversial bill, which has provisions to improve on the country’s electoral process ahead of the 2019 general elections.
MEANWHILE: Senate President, Bukola Saraki, yesterday announced minor changes in the leadership of four standing committees, just as the Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Abu Ibrahim, All Progressives Congress, APC, Katsina South was among those removed.
Saraki announced Senator Lawal Gumau of APC-Bauchi, who was elected into the Senate in August as the new chairman of the Committee on Federal Character. Gumau took over from Senator Tijani Kaura of APC-Zamfara North, who has been moved to the Police Affairs Committee as Chairman.
Kaura replaces Senator Abu Ibrahim who now heads the Committee on Employment, Labour and Productivity. In the reshufflement, the former Majority Leader, Senator Ali Ndume is now the Chairman of the Committee on Establishment and Public Service, formerly headed by Senator Paulker Emmanuel of PDP-Bayelsa Central who is now a principal officer as the deputy Minority Whip of the Senate.