President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Politicians and others alike to desist from taking advantage of the new electoral law delay to cause civil disorder in Nigeria as the president by existing law have 30 days life span to decide whether to accept or reject the bill passed by the National Assembly.
President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement yesterday signed by one of his spokespersons on Media, Femi Adesina said the passed bill by the National Assembly was transmitted to the President on January 31, 2022 and as the President, he has till March 1, 2022 to accent or reject the bill.
“It is on record that the amended Bill was sent to the Presidency on January 31, 2022, which means that the Executive could do due diligence on it till March 1, as prescribed by the Constitution.
“Some interest groups are cashing in on what they consider a delay in the signing of the Electoral Bill into law by the President to foment civil disorder and muddy the waters.
“One can just pity their ignorance of Constitutional requirements, as the President has a window of 30 days within which to sign the Bill, or decline assent, after it had been transmitted to him by the National Assembly.
“A proposed legislation that has to do with the electoral fortunes of the country needs to be thoroughly scrutinized, and be made as near-perfect as possible”, President Muhammadu Buhari said.
President Muhammadu Buhari appealed to those playing cheap politics with the new electoral law to hold their peace, adding that, the right thing will be done within the lawful time.