Alhaji Buba Galadima, estranged political ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, has revealed the President would never sign the amended Electoral Act because of the influences of some elements bent on rigging the 2019 election have on him.
Galadima stated this on Friday night when he appeared on Politics Today, a flagship programme on Channels TV.
He said the scenario playing out in which the President will fail to assent the amendments to the Electoral Act ahead of the coming general elections was unacceptable to Nigerians.
According to him, signing the amended electoral laws was morally binding on the President since he was a beneficiary of some lacunas in the Act which the amendments sought to address and legalise.
His words: “The Electoral Act is not about Buhari. It is not about Atiku. It is about Nigeria. Why is the President and the APC afraid to sign the amended Electoral Act to law?
“Since 2010 when the Act was signed into law, there are a lot of developments and observations in the political system that needs to be addressed in this election.
“We know for a fact that I have spoken in the last one year that the President will not sign the amended Electoral Act not because he is not ready to do it but because he is forced by those who want to rig the (2019) election not to do it.
“This is not acceptable to the majority of Nigerians. We know that the President benefited from certain elements of the Electoral Act which are not justifiable in law. It is now morally binding on him to sign the Electoral Act.”