By failing to sign the Electoral Law Amending Act, Buhari is saving Nigeria from “frivolous spending”

President Muhammadu Buharis The decision not to sign the Electoral Law Amending Act will save Nigeria from “frivolous spending,” his office said.

PREMIUM TIMES reported, as did Mr. Buhari recently refused to sign the bill into law, the main reason being to include mandatory direct primaries for political parties.

Lots of Nigerians and civil society groups have urged the legislature either to veto the president or to repeal the controversial clause and resubmit the bill to the president. The legislature has announced that it will only discuss its next measures after the holiday has resumed.

While the bill was supported by a majority of lawmakers, many state governors opposed the bill, largely because of the direct pre-election clause. Justice Minister Abubakar Malami into the debate The signing of the bill on Monday will lead to political instability and worsen Nigeria’s security situation.

Buhari’s spokesman Garba Shehu claimed Tuesday that signing the law had put Nigeria in dire financial straits.

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