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Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by bayomillz14: 6:20pm On Dec 08, 2018
The Majority Leader of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Saturday said there was nothing to worry about in President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to withhold assent on the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2018.

Lawan told the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Abuja that the Electoral Act (2010) was good enough for the conduct of the 2019 general elections.

He said the President’s decision should not be misinterpreted, adding that it was done in the interest of the country.

“That the President declined assent to the bill was no big deal.

“We can still use the Electoral Act, 2010, that was used in 2015 general elections.

“This is to allay the fears of the citizens, who might think that the 2019 elections would not be well conducted without the amendment.

“What we need to do is to look at the few lapses, especially in terms of administration which does not need any legal backing.

“INEC conducted a very good election in 2015 with the existing act.

“So, I believe that we can use that and nobody should start thinking that the elections will not be free and fair.

“The 2015 elections were free, fair and transparent. All over the world, we were commended for conducting such a credible election.

“It is not like the current act is so defective that we cannot use it, ” he said.

The leader said the bill could be worked on, to be used in elections beyond 2019.

He pointed out that: “If we cannot use the current amendments in 2019, who says we cannot use it in the 2023 elections and elections in between 2019 and 2023.

“So, national interest is of utmost importance and not the noise being made by some people. So, there is no reason for worry or agitation.”

Lawan said the president, as an elderstatesman, had the interst of the country at heart and his action should not be misconstrued to mean selfishness.

According to him, the President cares for the masses, the progress, stability and development of the country and would not take any decision that would impact on the nation negatively.

https://www.thenewsguru.com/electoral-act-buharis-refusal-sign-bill-no-big-deal-lawan/

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by Segunade10: 7:04pm On Dec 08, 2018
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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by prince088: 7:05pm On Dec 08, 2018
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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by Sharon6(f): 7:05pm On Dec 08, 2018
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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by kenzysmith(m): 7:05pm On Dec 08, 2018
Sir abeg no vex ooo I just wan tell u say u non get sense no vex o sir undecided

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by Bloooody(m): 7:05pm On Dec 08, 2018
I believe in buhari, The man knows what he is doing.
Only a fool would think Atiku is better!
This nation has moved forward since he came into power!
Atiku will take us back to GEJ time like the stealing Bastard he is.

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by Stephen6229(m): 7:06pm On Dec 08, 2018
Cool
Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by PRYCE(m): 7:06pm On Dec 08, 2018
Nonesense!

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by lonecatt(m): 7:06pm On Dec 08, 2018
Rubbish
Buhari is a hypocrite

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by gurunlocker: 7:07pm On Dec 08, 2018
Who expect you to say anything less?
We know bubu slave when we see them...

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by TINTINABULATION(m): 7:07pm On Dec 08, 2018
I believe so too.

The amended electoral law consists of very dangerous clauses. It is best signed into law after the 2019 elections. The time is short now.

Only a fool test the depth of water with two feet.

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by Ballotti: 7:07pm On Dec 08, 2018
Exactly!
Moving on. . . . . ! kiss
Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by helinues: 7:07pm On Dec 08, 2018
Just cos it didn't favour Apc right?

We all know the magic behind the disappearance of a meat in the mouth.

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by Racoon(m): 7:07pm On Dec 08, 2018
Yeah to a goverment used to the utter impunity of not obeying our laws or sanctity of the courts, aversed to judicial process, democratic norms and anti-progressive to any process that will strengthen our democratic process.

An amended electoral act that will ensure:
-Only use of card reader.
-No use of incidence form.
-Electronic transmission of results.
-Modalities for post-election litigations.
Please can the NASS veto the president on this bill.

To think that this the Senate leader of a ruling opposition government talking tells a lots on how the APC regime have bastardized governance in Nigeria.

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by Nobody: 7:07pm On Dec 08, 2018
Can't wait for this government to be history in February 2019.

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by Richdad50(m): 7:07pm On Dec 08, 2018
The President is a Coward. Why promise to treat a child of yellow fever when you can vacinate today. Jonathan fell on his sword of PVC to deepen democracy Buhari enjoys today.
Buhari will be politically buried in 2019 to deepen democracy for a true patroit.

#RichdadDart

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by Nobody: 7:07pm On Dec 08, 2018
Why would it be a big deal?

Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by princetom1(m): 7:09pm On Dec 08, 2018
Sakamanje
Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by pejuakinab: 7:09pm On Dec 08, 2018
Who will read it to him I'm order to understand it better? Oh my country!!!

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by crownwealth: 7:10pm On Dec 08, 2018
Tell the terrorist to sign immediately. Nigerians are tired of his hardships & bloody government.

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by Stalwert: 7:10pm On Dec 08, 2018
He made the best choice for the Country
Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by MirJay: 7:11pm On Dec 08, 2018
Lalasticlala pls tell Mr Lawan to shut the Fvvk up. so there plans of rigging the 2019 elections is not a big deal abi?. the whole world will testify to the sensibility of Nigerians When we send that incompetent tyrant back to Sudan and I promise u all operationSendBackToSudan won't be a big deal for Nigerians.

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by Newbiee: 7:11pm On Dec 08, 2018
APC could not remove Saraki as Senate President because they do not possess the 2/3 of the Senators to impeach him. So also PDP do not get the 2/3 of the senators to override Mr. President's veto over the electoral amendment act. That's the beauty of democracy it is never a one size fit all thing. So PDP should deal with it as Nigerians are moving to the next level of fighting corruption, insecurity and development of our infrastructure.

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by chrisxxx(m): 7:12pm On Dec 08, 2018
A lion has no friend. If Buhari wins a second term both those who feed him with preys and sycophants who sing his praise will as well become preys.
Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by master77(m): 7:12pm On Dec 08, 2018
Buhari all the way

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by crownwealth: 7:12pm On Dec 08, 2018
What is Buhari afraid of?

If he is not planning to rigthe election and he is very sure of his body language odor, he should sign the amended electoral act.
Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by sureheaven(m): 7:13pm On Dec 08, 2018
Those pushing for the signing of the bill are only looking for excuses for their future failure .

How do you expect the president to sign the bill when election is less than 3months. What will happen to all the plans that INEC has made.

Beaides, why is the opposition party trying to amend the bill at this piunt.

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by ud4u: 7:14pm On Dec 08, 2018
APC rigging plans have failed
Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by crownwealth: 7:14pm On Dec 08, 2018
sureheaven:
Those pushing for the signing of the bill are only looking for excuses for their future failure .

How do you expect the president to sign the bill when election is less than 3months. What will happen to all the plans that INEC has made.

Beaides, why is the opposition party trying to amend the bill at this piunt.



One of those we regret to share the same country with... undecided

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by artofseduction: 7:21pm On Dec 08, 2018
sureheaven:
Those pushing for the signing of the bill are only looking for excuses for their future failure .

How do you expect the president to sign the bill when election is less than 3months. What will happen to all the plans that INEC has made.

Beaides, why is the opposition party trying to amend the bill at this piunt.

Imagine what is coming out of your mouth.

INEC is not only ready but has also carried out a Pilot test of d system in EKITI and OSUN.

but because dre is no law to back it up they kept the findings and results secret.

If truly BUHARI is sure of his popularity he should hv signed it and be disgraced.

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by allthingsgood: 7:22pm On Dec 08, 2018
God bless uvsir

God bless buhari

God bless nigeria

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Re: Electoral Act: Buhari's Refusal To Sign The Bill Was No Big Deal - Lawan by Guyman02: 7:23pm On Dec 08, 2018
Who needs your explanation, let him sign if he is sure about his popularity.
He wants to win by rigging the elections

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