Mike Ozekhome, Constitutional legal advisor and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, says President Muhammadu Buhari fears unavoidable annihilation in 2019 presidential decision, consequently his purpose behind declining consent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
Buhari had for the third time retained his consent to the bill.
Buhari in a letter transmitted to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara dated December 6, 2018, clarified that passing the bill could cause “some vulnerability about the pertinent enactment to administer the procedure.”
This has pulled in a great deal of reactions from numerous quarters, including the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, among others.
Ozekhome, talking on the advancement, brought up that Buhari by declining to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill is to give a reasonable domain to upgrade constituent control to clear route for his re-appointment.
He, be that as it may, approached the two Houses of parliament, the National Assembly to summon 2/3 dominant part votes to abrogate the President under area 58 of the 1999 Constitution.
Talking with Vanguard, he stated, “Buhari is clearly apprehensive of annihilation as well as of directing in the following presidential decision.
“His refusal is a revealed and edgy endeavor to foist on Nigerians, the great discretionary misrepresentation and robbery of bazaar cast a ballot we saw in the North West, particularly in Kano in 2015.
“Review that the then Kano Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Returning Officer was singed to death with his whole family when the outcomes were declared. Till date, no capture has ever been made of the guilty parties who obliterated a whole family just so a man will have control.
“That edginess has been ridiculed over and over by Aisha, his extremely spouse. The changes were gone for disinfecting and aerating the discretionary procedure, enthrone honesty in it,transmit results consequently from the surveying units to the declaration focuses after gatherings delegates have marked and embraced. This anticipates fixing, particularly after-check fixing, when announced outcomes are audaciously modified.
“By what means can any certifiable democrat ever be against such propitious alterations, notwithstanding evil purposes? All expectation isn’t lost.
“The basic answer is for the two Houses of parliament, the National Assembly to summon 2/3 larger part votes to supersede the President under segment 58 of the 1999 Constitution.”