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Ezekwesili Calls on Buhari to Reconsider His Rejection of Electoral Bill
President Buhari’s action is contrary to the tenets of our democracy- Ezekwesili
Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Obiageli Ezekwesili, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reconsider his fourth rejection of the 2018 Electoral Amendment Bill.
This is following President Buhari’s rejection rejection of the bill, because signing the bill into law so close to the country’s general elections might cause confusion and lead to the disruption of the polls.
She said this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday December 10, adding that the rejection is an assault on the country’s democracy.
According to Ezekwesili, the president’s actions are capable of destabilizing the country and ruining its chances of having one of the best electoral policy.
“As a candidate in the 2019 election for the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I have called this emergency press conference in order to let the world know that President Buhari’s action is contrary to the tenets of our democracy.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is, therefore, called upon to immediately reconsider his latest, fourth, rejection of the Electoral Amendment Bill 2018 that was transmitted to him by the National Assembly to be signed into law.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the excuses of the President for not completing the process that will give Nigeria one of the soundest electoral laws in the world is an assault on our democracy and must be rejected roundly by all Nigerians.
“Mr President is dangerously setting up the country and the people for political destabilisation in 2019. Nothing of the excuses of President Muhammadu Buhari that there are observed errors when he, for the fourth time, sent the bill back to the National Assembly has any iota of credibility nor evidential persuasion for the Nigerian electorate,” she said.