Presidential Media aide, Femi Adesina has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari will assent to the Electoral Bill in a matter of hours.
Adesina revealed this on Tuesday during an interview on Channels TV ‘Sunrise Daily’.
He said; “He (Buhari) will sign it (the bill) any moment from now,”
“It could be today, it could be tomorrow, it could be anytime, but within the 30 days.”
On Monday, the Presidency released a stern statement on the politics surrounding the Electoral Bill. The statement read;
“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.”
“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.”
“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. Those playing cheap politics with it are, therefore, encouraged to hold their peace, knowing that the right thing will be done within the lawful time.”