Don’t Let Rodent Eat The Amended Electoral Bill – Senator Shehu Mocks Buhari
The Senator representing Kaduna Central District Shehu Sani has mocked the Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari over his refusal to sign the amended electoral bill.
In a tweet posted by the Senator on Saturday, Shehu teased Buhari not to allow rodent eat the amended electoral bill.
“The amended electoral bill must not be eaten by the infamous Palace Rodents nor should it be covered with the dust raised by the Broom or cobwebs of the spidermen around the throne. The Prez should sign it so that he can walk the talk on free, transparent & credible elections.” He said.
The Kaduna Senator joined People’s Redemption Party (PRP), three days after he left the All Progressives Congress (APC) in October 23rd, 2018.
The opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party had called on the President to sign the amended electoral bill to remove the fear of his party rigging the 2019 election.
The national chairmen of 91 political parties on the platform of Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) have resolved to pull out of the 2019 general election if the amendment to the Electoral Act is not signed.
At a meeting on Friday at the INEC Electoral Institute, Abuja, which had in attendance over 70 national chairmen of political parties in Nigeria, a vote of confidence was passed on the Chairman of IPAC, Peter Ameh, and the executive.
“We, as major stakeholders in the electoral process, call on the President to sign the Bill into law. Should he refuse, then we will not be part of the electoral process in 2019 that doesn’t promise credibility and fairness,” they declared.
Meanwhile, the Majority Leader of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Friday said that President Muhammadu Buhari has the right to withhold his assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill which has been forwarded to him.
Senator Ahmad who is a member of the President’s All Progressives Congress, APC, the ruling party in the country said that President Buhari would not be stampeded in signing the bill into law as he has to take his time to scrutinize what was passed and sent to him.
He said the Senate corrected all the observations raised by the President when he returned the bill to the National Assembly and that even without the assent of the President, the 2006 Electoral Act was in perfect order to guide the nation have a more transparent election in 2019.
He said, “The President is willing to sign the bill provided it meets certain conditions that will make our electoral processes better. I believe the President is studying this bill.’” he stated.