I Support Buhari for not Signing Electoral Bill, Nigerian Senator Reveals Why

I Support Buhari for not Signing Electoral Bill, Nigerian Senator Reveals Why

  • Abdullahi Adamu has expressed happiness at President Muhammadu Buhari's refusal not sign the electoral act into law
  • The APC lawmaker representing Nasarawa Wets revealed that he supports the reasons given by the president for not signing the bill
  • According to him, the National Assembly had no business passing a Bill to determine how parties nominate their candidates

Keffi - Senator Abdullahi Adamu on Wednesday, December 29, stated that the National Assembly has no business passing a bill to determine how parties nominate their candidates.

Adamu said this in reaction to the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari not to give his assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, The Punch reports.

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Senator Abdullahi Adamu says he is happy President Buhari did not sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
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Recall that Buhari withheld his assent to the electoral act saying the prevailing situation in the country would not allow him to sign the bill.

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The Cable also reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) senator revealed that he is happy the Nigerian leader did not sign the into law, adding that Buhari is a very articulate person.

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According to Adamu, it is unfair and strange for a law regulating how parties conduct their elections be created.

While supporting the president's reasons for not signing the bill, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture, said he is happy Buhari refused to assent the bill means so much.

Why President Buhari refused to sign electoral bill into law, Presidency reveals

Legit.ng earlier reported that following Buhari's decision to withhold assent to the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2021, the presideny has issued an official statement to make its position clear.

He also said he received advice from relevant Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of the Government before taking the decision.

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The president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Garba Shehu on Tuesday, December 28, said Buhari refused to sign the bill into law to save Nigeria’s democracy.

How Kwankwaso predicted that Buhari won't sign Electoral Act amendment bill

Meanwhile, former Kano state governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, had predicted that President Buhari won't sign the Electoral Act amendment bill.

Kwankwaso alleged that some state governors pressured the president not to sign the bill because of the provision for direct primary.

The former minister of defence said though the direct primary option is better, governors do not want it because it makes them less powerful in the scheme of things.

Source: Legit.ng

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