The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has disclosed why President Muhammadu Buhari refused to assent the Electoral Act.
Buhari had for the third time withheld his assent to the bill.
This was disclosed by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang.
Addressing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Enang, however, refused to state Buhari’s reasons.
Enang disclosed that the bill was returned to the National Assembly.
Reacting, the PDP said the President’s desperation to hold unto power was why he had refused to sign the bill.
A statement signed by PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan explained that Buhari refused to sign the bill because it was aimed at checkmating the alleged rigging plans of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The statement reads: “It is unfortunate that Mr. President, in his desperation to hold on to power, has resorted to taking steps that are capable of destabilizing our nation, just because the people are resolute in voting him out of
“It is also instructive to note that President Buhari is mortally afraid of the amendments because they essentially checked the All Progressives Congress (APC) rigging plans, including the use of underage and alien voters, vote-buying, alteration of results and manipulation of voter register; for which the APC and the Buhari Presidency have been boasting of winning the 2019 elections.”