The Senate has rejected 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 massively turned down by Senators during plenary on Wednesday, a move that effectively obstructed its second reading.
It was recalled that the Bill had on Tuesday passed first reading despite a court order debarring the red chamber from acting on it.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan had flouted the Court order, stating that the Judiciary can’t stop Legislature from performing its constitutional duties.
Before the commencement of the Bill on Wednesday, Senator Adamu Aliero, APC, Kebbi , while citing order 52(5) of the Senate Standing Rules, enjoined the Senate President to cease proposed action on the Bill.
But Lawan maintained that only Senators may stop the Bill and not the judiciary seeking to debar the senate from performing its lawful duties through an order.