Stella Dimoko ECOWAS Protocol Bars President Buhari From Signing Electoral Bill


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Saturday, December 08, 2018

ECOWAS Protocol Bars President Buhari From Signing Electoral Bill

Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta Central) said the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance forbids President Muhammadu Buhari from signing the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker gave this insight in Abuja on Friday night. Article 2 of the protocol forbids member countries from making “substantial modification” to their electoral laws less than six months to elections “except with the consent of a majority of political actors”.

Omo-Agege, who is a staunch supporter of the President, noted that with the elections less than three months away, signing the bill would violate the ECOWAS instrument.

The presidential and National Assembly elections are slated for Feb. 16, 2019, while those of governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections will hold on March 2.

Buhari, therefore, asked the National Assembly to specifically state in the bill that the amended Electoral Act would come into effect after the 2019 general elections.
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  1. There wil b fuel scarcity soon
    Buy fuel and keep in your house

  2. Whether he sign it or not is his business. Nigerians are tired of their lies and deceit.

  3. I would have agreed with this statement if this was the first time it was brought up. He has been rejecting this amendment since 1st quarter of this year.
    The president is being evasive because his party knows that with the use of card reader, na daura sure pass for PMB

  4. Is it not the same APC govt that has repeatedly flaunted Ecowas court orders to release dasuki yet they suddenly know how to obey some obscure guidance

    1. My dear the thing weak me... They only obey orders when it favors them.

    2. Same thing that came to my mind.

  5. Why did NASS raise the bill 6 months to election? Now it’s just two months left. What time does INEC have to get acquitted with the new process and consequently conducting voters education. I think the commencement of the bill should be after 2019 elections to give INEC and the electorates more time to prepare.


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