File photograph of the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina throughout an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
As Nigerians await President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, the presidency says he’ll take motion that’s within the general curiosity of the lots.
The National Assembly had on November 19 transmitted the invoice to President Buhari for assent in pursuance of Section 58 (3) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and the Acts Authentication Act 2004.
However, the President is but to signal the invoice into regulation, 4 weeks after the Senate and the House of Representatives handed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill and permitted the digital transmission of outcomes.
Speaking throughout an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, stated his principal is at the moment consulting with all stakeholders, together with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) earlier than making his place identified on the problem.
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While noting that his principal can’t be preempted, Adesina famous that the President would determine on the pending invoice on the acceptable time.
“The President is consulting, he has to consult with all the stakeholders and then arrive at a position that is best for the country,” he acknowledged.
“Part of that consultation was the communication with INEC and there are other stakeholders that have also been reached for positions and counsel on that. At the end of the day, Mr. President would aggregate all of it and what is best for the country is what he will do.”
Although he didn’t specify a timeframe, the presidential spokesman defined that the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami is being carried alongside by the President so far as the invoice is worried.
When requested if the President would signal the invoice or reject the doc, Adesina didn’t reply within the affirmative or detrimental.
Rather, he acknowledged that his principal who’s there to make sure that processes are enhanced within the nation, believes that the brand new regulation would increase the nation’s electoral course of, therefore would take a look at the invoice very critically.