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Buhari Signs Electoral Amendment Bill Into Law



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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021 into law.

The development followed series of calls by stakeholders that the bill should be signed into law before the 2023 general elections.

A coalition of civil society organisations had as well staged a protest to compel the president to assent to the amended document.

Naija News reports that the signing ceremony took place today inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja at about 12:30 pm.

Among those present, while the President was assenting to the bill includes the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Mahmood Yakubu; President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, among others.