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Breaking: Femi Gbajabiamila Says NASS Will Pass Electoral Bill to Law, Reveals when

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed when the National Assembly will pass the Electoral Act amendment into law.

Gbajabiamila said the bill will be passed into law immediately the National Assembly reconvenes from its current yuletide break.

The speaker made this known to our correspondent during a media chat at the State House after a meeting with President Buhari at the Aso rock Villa, Abuja.

According to Gbajabiamila: “We will do what is right for the Nigerian people.

“And I made it very clear that we’re not going to throw away the baby with the bathwater.

“Nigerians want it and Nigerians will get it. We may have tarried a little while.

“But by the time we come back, at least as far as the House, and I’m sure the Senate as well, will be the first thing on our agenda, the very week we come back from recess.’’

It would be recalled that the Senate had failed to veto the president on the subject matter, giving reason for their action that the house of representative was on recess.

“The Senate consequently resolved to consult with the House of Representatives in January when both the Senate and House will be in session – words from the senate president

However, this online media platform understands that President Buhari had cited advice from Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government as a reason for rejecting the bill.

Buhari also said signing the bill would have serious legal, financial, economic and security consequences on the country.

Meanwhile Nigerians are waiting for the outcome of the both chambers when they resume in January.

About 3 days ago notable Nigerians had call on the NASS to veto Buhari’s decision for the interest of the nation.

The former senate president, Senator Bukola Saraki, has urged the National Assembly to act fast and sign the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill into law.

He said his voice represents the millions of Nigerians as he cautioned the NASS not to succumbed to pressure from the executives.

“At this point, two options are open to the National Assembly. They either veto the president’s decline of assent or remove the contentious provision on direct primaries and send it back to the president for his assent. Saraki submitted