BREAKING: Buhari Douses Tension, Signs Amended Electoral Act?

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari may have signed the amended Electoral Act. It was allegedly signed at noon today, the 21st of May.

Meanwhile, there is still so much doubts that he has signed, following claims of the President’s trip to the UAE.

If it is true, this move may have doused the growing tension that has gripped political parties and their members, owning to delay in assenting to the amended Electoral Act.

The amended electoral act has been a bone of contention for a while now, as the House of Representatives, Senate and other politicians have been urging the president to sign it in order to avert crisis.

Recall that a caucus of the Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives had urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sign the one item amendment to the Electoral Act 2022 to avert political crisis in the country.

Noting that the issue was affecting pending primaries of the political parties, the caucus urged “President Buhari to note that any further delay in signing the amendment to the Electoral Act to give political parties a sense of direction in the conduct of primaries for the election of candidates for the 2023 general elections has the capacity to derail our entire democratic process and destabilise our dear nation.”

The amendment, according to yet to be assertained claims, was allegedly swiftly done to legally provide a place in the law for statutory delegates of political parties to vote during their congresses and conventions, ahead of the general elections.

Findings by us indicates serious doubts over the alleged signing of the amended electoral law by the President.

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Blank NEWS Online founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Albert Eruorhe Ograka, is a Graduate of Mass Communication. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ).

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