PDP Reps, Tambuwal urge Buhari to sign Bill

The House of Representatives Minority Caucus and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign immediately, the amendment to the Electoral Act 2022 recently transmitted to him by the National Assembly.

The reps argued that signing the bill would help strengthen democracy in the country and avert litigation that might arise from next year’s general elections.

The amendment was to allow elected representatives, including a President, Vice President, governors, and deputy governors vote during party primaries as statutory delegates.

Tambuwal, who is also a Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) presidential aspirant, said he believes that his chances of clinching the opposition party’s ticket would not be affected if the bill was not signed.

“The president should sign the amended Electoral Act. It is for the good of democracy. It does not affect me personally,” he said.

The governor also said he believes that the country needed to be restructured to promote fairness.

The Minority Leader of the House, Ndudi Elumelu, also said yesterday in a statement that Buhari’s delay in signing the amendment to Section 84 (8) of the Electoral Act 2022 has thrown the nation into serious confusion.

According to him, the caucus feels that the confusion constitutes a threat to our democracy and the smooth conduct of next year’s general elections.



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