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40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by CilicMarin: 6:10am On Dec 10, 2018
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POLITICS
Presidential candidates back Buhari on unsigned electoral law
Published

December 10, 2018
Olalekan Adetayo and Sunday Aborisade

The Forum of Presidential Candidates on Sunday backed President Muhammadu Buhari for declining assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018.

The forum took the decision at a meeting held to review the matter.

According to a statement made available to our correspondent, the 40 presidential aspirants under the forum said they supported Buhari’s position that the planned amendment to the bill came too close to the general elections.


The statement was jointly signed by the presidential candidate of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, Alhaji Shitu Kabir; and presidential candidate of the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy, Danjuma Muhammad.

The statement read, “The time left between now and when the 2019 elections will start is too short for INEC to recruit relevant staff and give them adequate training.


“We also think that the electoral body may not be in a position to respond fast enough in cases where the electronic devices malfunction.

“The constraints and impediments of time and resources in difficult terrains will deliberately deny many local communities the opportunity to vote.”

The senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Enugu West, Chief Juliet Ibekalu-Nwagwu, in a separate statement said Buhari’s decision on the bill was meant to save Nigeria from political implosion.


“The rejection of assent to the 2018 Electoral Act Amendment Bill by President Buhari is a timely decision that displays leadership wisdom to save the country from political implosion.

“The decision also saved INEC from a booby trap that would have put the commission in a very tight situation,” Ibekalu-Nwagwu, who is a former Special Adviser to the President on Justice Reform Sector, said.


According to her, amending rules that would be applied to the conduct of elections that are barely two months away is a deliberate attempt to raise the stake high for INEC to meet up with.

She disagreed with those who hold the belief that Buhari refused to sign the bill because the amendment would check APC’s rigging plans, including the use of underage.


While arguing that leadership requires critical analysis before decisions are taking, she said the President should be applauded for avoiding the booby trap.



She added, “I don’t see Mr President’s decision as a calculated attempt to hold the nation to ransom, inject crisis into the electoral process and ultimately scuttle the conduct of the 2019 general elections as claimed by the opposition.


“Such claim is unnecessary. It is rather a calculated attempt to portray Mr President in a bad light, especially before the international community.

“I therefore call on well-spirited Nigerians to disregard the propaganda and false alarm by those who want to discredit Mr President out of office at all cost.”

Meanwhile, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content, Senator Solomon Adeola, has condemned those urging the National Assembly to override Buhari’s veto on the electoral bill 2018.


He said those making such calls “do not have the national interest of Nigeria and the safety and sanctity of the 2019 elections at heart.”

Adeola, an All Progressives Congress member, said this in a statement on Sunday by his media aide, Chief Kayode Odunaro.

He said, “If the previous Electoral Act being amended can produce the democratic landmark of an opposition party winning a free and fair election from a ruling party in power for 16 years in 2015 under the then ruling party, then it can be relied on even to deliver free and fair elections.


“As a senator and a Nigerian, I cannot be part of any move to override the President veto on the electoral bill. The President clearly stated his reasons for the veto and I think they are cogent enough to be accepted by all in the national interest

https://punchng.com/presidential-candidates-back-buhari-on-unsigned-electoral-law/

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by CilicMarin: 6:10am On Dec 10, 2018
This is looking like a hopeless week for the ipob miscreants.. angry angry

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by googlepikins: 6:27am On Dec 10, 2018
Lies

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by lordswill03: 6:28am On Dec 10, 2018
Sounds good

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by Corrinthians(m): 6:29am On Dec 10, 2018
The writer forgot to include ipob and HATE Party of Ndi Nairaland.

Perhaps they are plotting to override him on nairaland.

I'm sure most of those parties are among those the killer party lied endorsed their thieving and bigoted candidates under the umbrella of CUPP.

May PDP die a very painful death next year, amen.

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by Buterflyle0: 6:29am On Dec 10, 2018
PDP thinks Nigerians are fools that they can control.

We stand with Buhari

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by Youngs(m): 6:30am On Dec 10, 2018
Am still seeing sarz without uniform.. Same way am seeing buhari.. Nothing is true in this country

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by Buterflyle0: 6:31am On Dec 10, 2018
Corrinthians:
The writer forgot to include ipob and HATE Party of Ndi Nairaland.

I'm sure most of those parties are among those the killer party lied endorsed their thieving and bigoted candidates under the umbrella of CUPP.

May PDP due a painful death next year, amen.


The hate driven PDP zombies on nairaland are just kids so I pity them deeply.

Children with mobile phones is what I call them

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by abbaapple: 6:31am On Dec 10, 2018
angry



Muhammadu Buhari! This name is not just an Odenary name but a Season! Buhari is a Season! And this time around the season will continue blowing for 8years, Atiku the presidential candidate Of Ipobpigbians knows he can’t do anything! lipsrsealed

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by zwonder: 6:31am On Dec 10, 2018
he sign o he no sign o daura is waiting

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by hacknonymous: 6:32am On Dec 10, 2018
Just passing by.. wink

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by Corrinthians(m): 6:33am On Dec 10, 2018

As a senator and a Nigerian, I cannot be part of any move to override the President veto on the electoral bill. The President clearly stated his reasons for the veto and I think they are cogent enough to be accepted by all in the national interest.
Yet the children of hate feel otherwise. They are wiser than everyisne else in the world.


Cc: FarahAideed.

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by Odogwunaeast: 6:33am On Dec 10, 2018
Op, tell Buhari that he is mad!!

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by TheGreenLand: 6:34am On Dec 10, 2018
The law the PDP made by themselves is what they are crying about to be amended now, Something APC are suppose to be saying!
Foolish set of corrupt criminals!


SAI BABA.

Wailing zombies reading this news right now be like.......(we don die today!)..... grin cheesy grin

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by TheGreenLand: 6:37am On Dec 10, 2018
CilicMarin:
This is looking like a hopeless week for the ipob miscreants.. angry angry
Lol cheesy, they are all obviously in PAINS now chairman

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by ArcFresky(m): 6:37am On Dec 10, 2018
Thats what Saraki and his goons carry for head...

Reduce salary, No.
Increase corper alawe, No
Naa their re election e carry for head.

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by Corrinthians(m): 6:37am On Dec 10, 2018
abbaapple:
angry



Muhammadu Buhari! This name is not just an Odenary name but a Season! Buhari is a Season! And this time around the season will continue blowing for 8years, Atiku the presidential candidate Of Ipobpigbians knows he can’t do anything! lipsrsealed

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by Wiseandtrue(f): 6:37am On Dec 10, 2018
CilicMarin:


POLITICS
Presidential candidates back Buhari on unsigned electoral law
Published

“The time left between now and when the 2019 elections will start is too short for INEC to recruit relevant staff and give them adequate training.


https://punchng.com/presidential-candidates-back-buhari-on-unsigned-electoral-law/
Òmò see stewpid stewpid excuses undecided undecided undecided

What is INEC doing

A month is more than enough to train people on the use of that device now

I don't know why we are debating this issue! It's also in their budget signed and approved!

It's now very obvious that APC wants to make use of minors again!

But whose duty was it to sanction those who perpetrated the evil at first

Since no one did, it's about to be repeated!

I tire for this system! It's disheartening how the presidency is just taking everyone for a ride!

So a quick question, so the N143B shocked shocked shocked shocked quoted by INEC for 2019 is for what exactly

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by Opinionated: 6:37am On Dec 10, 2018
I also support not signing.

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by dancewith: 6:38am On Dec 10, 2018
Let us continue to play politics with our future. Tomor we would complain about the situation of things and how nothing works. What I have read above are close friends of those in power supporting decisions that would subvert the upcoming polls and achieve predetermined ends

Let us not forget that INEC had been approved funds for the use of electronic voting equipment by NASS. This was already ore planned and the technology for this is everywhere.

We simply want to continue the nightmare of rigging, killing and ballot snatching. May those that supports this be victims of those violence or their loved ones

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by TheGreenLand: 6:38am On Dec 10, 2018
abbaapple:
angry



Muhammadu Buhari! This name is not just an Odenary name but a Season! Buhari is a Season! And this time around the season will continue blowing for 8years, Atiku the presidential candidate Of Ipobpigbians knows he can’t do anything! lipsrsealed
You are mouthed correct man.
Your head dey there! cheesy grin

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by Buterflyle0: 6:38am On Dec 10, 2018
Corrinthians:
Yet the children of hate feel otherwise. They are wiser than everyisne else in the world.


Cc: FarahAideed.

This farahaideed wey bitterness don chop his medula finish

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by TheGreenLand: 6:39am On Dec 10, 2018
dancewith:
Let us continue to play politics with our future. Tomor we would complain about the situation of things and how nothing works. What I have read above are close friends of those in power supporting decisions that would subvert the upcoming polls and achieve predetermined ends

Let us not forget that INEC had been approved funds for the use of electronic voting equipment by NASS. This was already ore planned and the technology for this is everywhere.

We simply want to continue the nightmare of rigging, killing and ballot snatching. May those that supports this be victims of those violence or their loved ones
Just as your party of thieves PDP, did.
What a shame!

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by donnie(m): 6:39am On Dec 10, 2018
You people don't have shame

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by TheGreenLand: 6:39am On Dec 10, 2018
ArcFresky:
Thats what Saraki and his goons carry for head...

Reduce salary, No.
Increase corper alawe, No
Naa their re election e carry for head.
Just imagine o.
Saraki, The most foolish Senate President in the history of Nigeria

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by Awoo88: 6:40am On Dec 10, 2018
The 40 that have been collecting money from APC and buhari.

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by Omeokachie: 6:41am On Dec 10, 2018
What are their names? grin

All these APC assembled councillors...

Let us know when you find names like Sowore, Ezekwesili, Hashim, Dara, Duke, Muoghalu...

Until then, Buhari and the enemies of the people are just competing with Ali Baba and Basketmouth put together. cheesy

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by Buterflyle0: 6:42am On Dec 10, 2018
dancewith:
Let us continue to play politics with our future. Tomor we would complain about the situation of things and how nothing works. What I have read above are close friends of those in power supporting decisions that would subvert the upcoming polls and achieve predetermined ends

Let us not forget that INEC had been approved funds for the use of electronic voting equipment by NASS. This was already ore planned and the technology for this is everywhere.

We simply want to continue the nightmare of rigging, killing and ballot snatching. May those that supports this be victims of those violence or their loved ones

PDP brought the electoral laws used in 2015.

A PDP dominated NASS and a PDP president signed it into law and it was successfully used in 2015 to conduct an election they lost.

The PDP president then, that Otuoke shepe brand ambassador said the election was free and fair so what nonsense are you saying ?

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by braveboy64(m): 6:43am On Dec 10, 2018
Sai Baba

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by prigoz(m): 6:44am On Dec 10, 2018
Sometimes I wonder if some N/landers attended kindergarten at all, instead of analysing the issue raised, they are busy calling IPOB and PDP, one day you will hear that somebody dies as a result of mere mentioning of IPOB. Please critical analyze the issue and stop spewing nonsense here. Take this especially those are supporting incompetence

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Re: 40 Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law by Magalan: 6:44am On Dec 10, 2018
How do you spend N80bn on card reader and keep it optional....

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