The Nigerian senate on Wednesday read for the second time the Bill for an Act to Amend Provisions of Electoral Act 2010.

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Chairman of the Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Sen. Suleiman Nazif, presented the lead debate.

He recalled that the bill was passed by the National Assembly before it proceeded on its annual recess on July 24 and transmitted for assent but it was declined by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said the president had given reasons for declining assent, adding that the observations had been noted.

The chairman said Buhari had made observations of “cross referencing error, fears of increased cost of conducting elections” among others.

But in their contributions, some lawmakers raised objection to some provisions in the proposed amendment bill, saying they were unimplementable.

And in his remarks, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, directed the committee on INEC to work on the proposed amendment bill and report back to senate within seven days for further legislative action.