Senator Suleiman Adokwe, representing Nasarawa South Senatorial region has stated that Nigeria continues to be taken back by President Muhammadu Buhari for not assenting the Electoral amendment bill.
Talking to DAILY POST on Thursday, Adokwe knocked Mr. President for being incredibly elusive, saying Buhari’ s stance around the bill has been ‘ back and forth. ’
The lawmaker observed that the manner and way, the particular bill was returned for three consecutive times looks suspicious, adding which the President was not interested in the modification bill from the beginning which was sent to your pet first in July, 2018.
“ The issue of back and forth, I see because lapses. It is not really his refusal to assent that matters, it does not take cost implication. ”
“ The way and manner it really is, it calls for suspicion and there is absolutely no integrity in the whole process. ”
“ The inference is that we have gone to the pre-2015. Even though we did not provide the utilization of card reader in that amendment, there exists a tacit understanding that it should be used to make sure that accreditation is done speedily”, the legislator emphasised.
He more explained that electronic print out through card reader machine would have already been admissible in court, if the costs was signed into law.
“ It means we have to depend heavily on the manual register mainly because as it is, print out from card audience machines are not still not material in court as per the Best Court rulings even in my situation. ”
Speaking for the likelihood of the amended electoral costs disrupting the election as a result of period constraints, he posited: ” It is far from true that assenting to the expenses would disrupt the 2019 polls as President Buhari claimed. ”
He said that electoral act which was used in 2015 common election was signed by previous President Goodluck Jonathan ten times to the elections.