President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why he refused to sign the Electoral Amendment bill into law.
Earlier we reported that President Buhari has for the fourth time, declined signing of the Amendment made to the 2018 Electoral Act Amendment Bill by the National Assembly. Read the report HERE.
In a letter reportedly addressed to the National Assembly on Thursday, December 6, 2018, the president revealed why he refused to sign the Electoral Amendment bill into law.
According to him, it is for fear of disrupting plans already in place for the 2019 elections, he also tasked the Nigerian parliament to make more revisions.
Buhari notes according to The Cable News says:
“I am declining assent to the Bill principally because I am concerned that passing a new electoral bill this far into the electoral process for the 2019 general election which commenced under the 2015 Electoral Act, could create some uncertainty about the applicable legislation to govern the process.”
In the letter, the president fears that implementing a new electoral amendment few weeks to the elections may invite misunderstanding that can prove costly.