NASS Must Act Without Delay, Veto Buhari’s Decision – Saraki
Bukola Saraki, the former Senate President, has implored the National Assembly to move quickly and pass the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill.
Saraki challenged the National Assembly to oppose Buhari’s decision or alter the problematic section of the bill.
In a statement signed by him, the former Senate President stated that Nigerians require a new electoral procedure to allow a fair and credible election.
Saraki said: “Now that Mr. President has conveyed his decision to decline assent to the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, I am sure that I speak on behalf of millions of Nigerians in urging the National Assembly to act fast.
“At this point, two options are open to the National Assembly. They either veto the president’s decline of assent or remove the contentious provision on direct primaries and send it back to the president for his assent.
“Whichever option, our legislators choose, can be accomplished in the shortest possible time. We could have a new electoral law in January 2022.
“Anyone that has been following the mood of the nation knows that Nigerians desire to have a new electoral law that will lead to having a credible, free, fair, and peaceful process of electing our leaders.”
“Our legislators in both chambers of the National Assembly and Mr. President must ensure that it becomes a law without delay,”