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Buhari Meets Lawan Behind Closed-Door In Aso Rock [Photos]




President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed-door with Senate President Ahmad Lawan inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Naija News reports that the meeting is the first between the leaders after the National Assembly sent the revised Electoral Act Amendment Bill to the President for assent on Monday.

See some photos from the meeting.

Recall that the Senate and House of Representatives passed the revised electoral bill which includes the direct, indirect and consensus mode of elections.

Following the passage, the National Assembly Clerk, Olatunde Amos Ojo, forwarded the document to the president’s office in Aso Rock.

In a statement on Monday, an aide to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare, confirmed that the President has received the electoral bill.

Omoworare added that the transmission of the document is in line with section 58 (3) of the constitution.

He had said: “The clerk to the national assembly Mr. Olatunde Amos Ojo has transmitted the authenticated copies of the Electoral Bill 2022 to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari GCFR on 31st January 2022.

“This was done in accordance with the provisions of section 58 (3) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and the Acts Authentication Act Cap. A2 LFN 2004.

“Mr. President had withheld assent to the Electoral Bill 2021 transmitted to him on 19th November 2021.

“The electoral bill was thereafter reworked by the national assembly and both the Senate and the House of Representatives passed same on 25th January 2022.”