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PDP Challenges Buhari To Sign Electoral Act, Presidency Replies

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral act, as amended.

Ike Abonyi, the Media Adviser to Secondus, in a statement he issued in Abuja on Tuesday said he gave the advice when he received two presidential aspirants of the party in Abuja.

He said there should not be any delay in signing the new Electoral Act when it was obvious that it would deepen the electoral system and ensure faster growth of Nigeria’s democracy.

Reacting, the Presidency has allayed fears over the Electoral Act Bill.

Ahead of the expiration of the 30 days constitutional provision for the Presidential to assent, the Presidency said: no cause for alarm.

The Bill was transmitted to the President for his assent on August 2, after the corrected version was passed by the National Assembly on July 24.

The 30 days expires on Sunday.

If the President fails to assent the bill or returns it to the parliament at the end of the 30 days, the National Assembly may override his veto.

But the Presidency is sure that it will not get to that level.