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Breaking: Senate Rejects Court Order Stopping Amendment of Electoral Act

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The Senate on Tuesday vowed to work on the amendment sought by President Muhammadu Buhari, to the new Electoral Act despite a court order barring the National Assembly from working on the document.

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, made the declaration just as the official communication from President Buhari scaled first reading on the floor of the red chamber.
Lawan said, “No court process can stop the National Assembly from performing its legislative duties. The judiciary knows that we have our processes.

“If the President writes the National Assembly, to request for an amendment, it is for the National Assembly to decide whether it agrees with Mr. President or not but to say we cannot consider it is to ask for what is not there to be given.
“I believe that members of the National Assembly know their work, their onions, and would do what is right.
“We are following due process by taking the first reading. It is our duty to consider any communication from the president
“The judiciary under no circumstances cannot stop the National Assembly from performing its duties,” Lawan said. Continue Reading

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