Nigerian President rejects electoral reform bill
Abuja [Nigeria], Dec 8 : Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to give his assent to the country's electoral amendment bill for the third consecutive time, asserting that introducing a new legislation before the general elections could cause confusion and uncertainty.
With the general elections just two months away, the Nigerian President underlined that he would sign the bill to overhaul the country's electoral laws if the lawmakers add a clause mentioning that it would be applicable after the polls.
Buhari had dismissed the bill twice -- in March and in September -- saying that it would affect the powers of the country's electoral body to hold elections and some clauses were in conflict with the Nigerian constitution.
Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, will go to polls to elect a new president and parliament on February 16 next year.