SENATE STANDS DOWN ELECTORAL BILL CONSIDERATION.
Written by darling on October 19, 2018
Senate has stood down consideration of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for third reading and passage, until Tuesday.
The bill, which was captured on the Order Paper, was stood down at plenary for more legislative work.
Announcing the development, SenateLeader Ahmad Lawan said In view of the sensitive nature of the bill and its importance, it is vital to give the committee more time to do a thorough job.’
After his remarks on it, President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, put the issue to voice vote and the step down’ was unanimously adopted.
The bill scaled second reading on Oct. 10th, a day after the Red Chamber resumed from recess.