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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara yesterday revealed the readiness of the National Assembly to re-transmit the fourth constitution amendment bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent.
The amended constitution bill was sent to the former President Goodluck Jonathan for assent by the 7th Assembly but was turned down over certain disagreements with some amendments.
But Dogara said upon receipt of the 2015 election report by the chief observer of the European Union Observer Mission in Nigeria, Mr. Santiago Fisas, that the bill remains fresh and would be rekindled for onward transmission to the president.
The bill is still very much alive in the National Assembly as both chambers have provided savings for such legislation after amending their standing rules and that they will not commence afresh, said the speaker, according to a statement by his media aide, Turaki Hassan.
Dogara told the EU delegation that the National Assembly had made provisions for independent candidates in the amendment bill which was also supported by overwhelming vote of 2/3 majority of the State Houses of Assembly in Nigeria.
Mr. Santiago Fisas, accompanied by the EU ambassador to Nigeria, informed the speaker that the report contains 30 recommendations aimed at helping Nigeria do better in her subsequent elections.