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The letter addressed to Senate President Bukola Saraki reads: 'PRESIDENTIAL DECISION TO WITHHOLD ASSENT TO THE ELECTORAL AMENDMENT BILL 2018
b) Should the President withhold assent to the Bill and give reasons within the aforementioned thirty days, the Bill shall be re-introduced to the Assembly to consider the observations of the President.
I must confess, too, that the more Piper insisted that the Romantics' problems and anxieties anticipated our own, that their experience of bibliographic excess, repetition, mediation, de-individualisation and the like foreshadowed the convulsions of our allegedly post-Gutenberg era, the more I was disposed to withhold assent.
The Meditator starts a dangerous voyage which, at the end of the First Meditation, brings him to the harbor of utter despair: he is compelled by reason to withhold assent to all his beliefs.
The next paper defends the unsurprising thesis that although we cannot withhold assent to a clearly perceived truth we have an epistemic responsibility to suspend judgment about doubtful matters and focus our attention on the light of nature.
The role of the citizen is to give or withhold assent for some particular measure set out by these experts.
To use the birth control issue, I think there are a lot of Catholics who don't withhold assent, they simply ignore it.
It's impossible to withhold assent from Turner's critique, and tempting to add that the inclusion of Providence sneaks in the appalling idea that the human institution of slavery enjoyed divine support, that apprenticeship is by definition a temporally limited contract, and that the savage in any slavemaster relationship is surely the master.
In the Fourth Meditation Descartes says we err when we assent to what we do not clearly and distinctly apprehend, implying that error is imputable, since in such cases we have the power to withhold assent.
Similarly, we are loath to withhold assent from the beliefs that Bernstein's arguments would have us doubt precisely because they include our useful and reliable garden-variety beliefs about the health of plants, fields, and forests, and our garage-variety judgments about clocks and automobiles.
A very strong power was still reserved to the Sovereign in his own right, frequently exercised for many years to come, to withhold assent to measures which had been agreed to by both Houses.
He says that even when the evidence is laid before us and "real Probabilities appear," several factors can cause us to withhold assent that is due, or even to give assent to the less probable opinion.