On Friday President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021 into law.
The signing ceremony took place inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja at about 12:30 pm on Friday.
Among those present, while the President was assenting to the bill includes the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Mahmood Yakubu; President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan among others.
The assent is coming a few days after a coalition of civil society organisations staged a protest to compel the president to assent to the amended document.
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