SIGN ELECTORAL BILL NOW – PDP NASS CAUCUS TELLS BUHARI.
By Mike Osemeke
The National Assembly Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to without any delay , sign the re – amended 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2022 into law .
Call on Buhari for expeditious Presidential Assent on the Electoral Bill was made by the Caucus during its meeting with members of Board of Trustees (BOT) of the party at the Senate wing of the National Assembly after plenary on Tuesday.
First to make the call in his opening remarks, was the Senate Minority Leader , Enyinnaya Abaribe who said having bent backwards as requested by President Muhammadu Buhari on the earlier rejected electoral bill, the bill should be signed without any delay .
Hitting harder on the President on the need to quickly sign the bill, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives , Hon Ndudi Elumelu alleged that Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress , are lobbying the President not to sign the bill .
President Muhammadu Buhari had withheld assent to the Electoral Bill 2021 transmitted to him on 19th November 2021.
- The Electoral Bill was thereafter reworked by the National Assembly and both the Senate and the House of Representatives passed the same on 25th January 2022.