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Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi & Ibrahim Kabiru Sule

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.

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