- Femi Adesina has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari is now ready to sign the amended electoral bill
- According to the presidential spokesman, Nigerians should be rest assured because the president is ready to do this any moment from now
- Recall that the electoral bill has caused many controversies with civil society organizations urging the president to sign it
President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the re-worked Electoral Act Amendment Bill any moment from now, the special adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has disclosed.
Adesina who it is just a matter of hours for the president to sign it disclosed this on Tuesday, February 22m, during an interview on Sunrise Daily.
“He (Buhari) will sign it (the bill) any moment from now,” he said while appearing as a guest on the Channels Television breakfast programme. “It could be today, it could be tomorrow, it could be anytime, but within the 30 days.
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“It could be signed today; it could be signed tomorrow. In a matter of hours, not days. Hours could be 24 hours, it could be 48 hours; not days, not weeks.”
Meanwhile, Nigerians have earlier reacted to Adesina's earlier statement on electoral bill.
Lere Olayinka commented on Facebook:
"Sebi Baba No Movement will use 8 years to scrutinize a bill."
Chinedu Victor said:
"Please let him know the important of that bill if signed into law. It will change our electoral system for good because it will reduce corruption and electoral malpractices to a bearest minimum thereby giving hope to the electorate that their votes will count when they vote their candidates at the polling unit."
Bankole Olaoluwa said:
"Silence from your end, Pastor Femi on this issue would have been golden? Well meaning citizens must be concerned on the apparent delay by President in assenting the bill! INEC Electoral calendar is already been threatened and here you call concerned citizen saber ratlers? Must the President wait till the last day to assent or decline assent?"
Emmanuel Agbor said:
"You have spoken well Sir. Not like some States Houses of Assembly and their Executives. Let Me. President take his time to crutinize that document."
Bamidele Morayio said:
"This how your principlal claimed he was scrutinizing ministerial nominee only for him to select failures into office. There's a window of 365 days for which INEC is expected to work, failure to immediately assent or reject it will alter electoral calendar and process.
"We don't want elections date moved forward and as such Buhari should act as the president Nigerians elected."