Buhari writes Senate declines assent to Electoral Act.

President Muhammadu Buhari  said with the prevailing situation in the country it will be better to allow political parties to determine thier mode of selecting candidates for election.
This is contained in the President’s letter read by President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan where the president explained reasons for declining to assent to the electoral Act amendment bill 2021.
The president cited high cost of conducting direct primaries,  security challenge of monitoring the election, violation of citizens rights and marginalization of small political parties as reasons.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has communicated the House of Representatives notifying members on reasons for withholding assent to the electoral act amendment bill 2021.
In the letter read by the speaker femi gbajabiamila at the commencement of plenary Tuesday, the President says extensive consultations with key stakeholders, point to the fact that the financial burden, security and legal implications may adversely affect the gains achieved in the nation’s democracy.
He notes that the consequences may not be accommodated due to Nigeria’s peculiarities.

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