The Senate has thrown out President Muhammdu Buhari’s Bill seeking to amend the Electoral Act, 2022.
The Bill titled: “A Bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act 2022 and for related matters, 2022,” was overwhelming rejected by Senators.
This act has hindered the passage of the bill for a Second reading.
Despite a court order barring the Senate from considering the Bill, it had scaled the first reading.
In a response to the Court order, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan had challenged the Court order saying that “the Judiciary cannot in any circumstances stop the Legislature from performing its constitutional duties.”
Senator Adamu Aliero representing Kebbi Central Senatorial District of Kebbi State, had brought the attention of the Senate to order 52(5) of the Senate Standing Rules.
He urged the Senate President by virtue of the order 52(5) to jettison the proposed action on the Bill.
The Senate President however reiterated that only senators may reject the Bill and not the judiciary seeking to stop the chamber from performing its lawful duties through an order.
Senators however voted overwhelmingly against the Bill to stop it from being read a second time.