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TENSION: Why I Refused to Sign New Bills – Buhari Speaks as He Rejects Two National Assembly Bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday, refused to assent to two bills forwarded to him by the National Assembly.

The two bills are the University of Wukari establishment bill, 2017 and Chartered Institute of Treasury Management establishment bill 2017.

[caption id="attachment_35818" align="aligncenter" width="600"] President Buhari[/caption]

The president’s decision to withhold assent to the bills was contained in two separate letters which Senate President Bukola Saraki read on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.

Buhari explained that he chose not to sign the bills because of “certain words and phrases” used in the bills.

“Pursuant to section 58 (4) of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria 1999. I hereby convey to the senate my decision on the 25th of October, 2017 to withhold assent to the University of Wukari establishment bill 2017,” the letter read.

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