Influential Ex-Lawmaker Reveals 1 Great Thing Buhari Would be Remembered For After Leaving Office

Influential Ex-Lawmaker Reveals 1 Great Thing Buhari Would be Remembered For After Leaving Office

  • A former lawmaker, Magnus Abe, has urged Nigerians to continue to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari
  • Abe said the president has been very fair in allowing the electoral process of the country to take its cause without any form of interference
  • According to Abe, Buhari would be remembered for all the efforts and development brought into Nigeria's electoral system

Magnus Abe, a former lawmaker who represented Rivers Southeast senatorial district at the National Assembly has commended the efforts made by President Muhammadu Buhari's administration, especially on the electoral processes.

Abe said the president and his administration would be remembered for not interfering in any election throughout his tenure.

The Punch reports that Abe made the declaration after paying a visit to the chairman of the Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers, King Godwin Giniwa at his palace in the Tai Local Government Area of Rivers state.

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Magnus Abe
Abe said that since Buhari assumed office Nigeria have been allowed to exercise their civic duties without interference Photo: Hon. Magnus Abe
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Appreciating the king for a recent chieftaincy title conferred on him, Abe said the 2023 general election would serve as an opportunity for Nigerians to jointly elect a worthy government of their choice.

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He acknowledged that it is important for the people to create a government of their own, one which should be able to serve in the interest of Nigerians.

Introduction of BVAS Machine by INEC

The Guardian reports that the former lawmaker commending the president for allowing Nigerians to exercise their civil obligations effectively said the advent of the Bimodal Voters Authentication System (BVAS) machine which identifies every voter makes it possible for the electorates to make their choice.

Abe said:

“If President Muhammadu Buhari has not done anything for Nigeria, he has done something that Nigerians can never forget.

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“He has refused to interfere in the politics and political choices of Nigerians. He has refused to manipulate the electoral process."

Electoral bill: Civil society groups declare February 22 national day of protest

The Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill is currently taking the front burner in the conversations around Nigeria's politics.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently out of the country, continues to delay in giving his assent to the bill.

CSOs including Yiaga Africa, Situation Room, The Electoral Hub, Take Back Movement, Albino Foundation among others, say they will hit the streets soon.

Professor Jega asks Buhari to give nod to Electoral Bill, asks Buhari to give assent

Meanwhile, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, at a recent event, called on President Buhari to give assent to the Electoral Amendment Bill on time.

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Jega stated that INEC needs the law in place to begin serious preparations for the forthcoming 2023 elections.

He admitted that some issues in the bill need clarification, but added that other aspects of the document deserve the president's nod.


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