- The Electoral Act Amendment Bill was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, February 25
- The signing ceremony of the controversial bill was held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja
- Present at the ceremony were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Reps Femi Gbajabiamila
Presidential Villa, Abuja – President Buhari has just signed into law the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2022.
The Nigerian leader signed the re-worked bill at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja. This development is coming a month after the National Assembly sent the bill to him.
Among those present at the signing ceremony were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and Senate president, Ahmed Lawan.
Others were Chief of Staff Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, SGF Boss Mustapha, chairman House committee on INEC, Hon. Aisha Dukku, and chairman Senate committee on INEC, Senator Kabiru Gaya.
See Adesina’s Facebook post below:
Recall that the presidential spokesman had earlier announced that Buhari would sign the bill soon.
Adesina on Tuesday, February 22, noted that it is just a matter of hours for the president to sign.
Electoral bill: CSOs dare Buhari, demand assent in two days
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian leader was asked to sign the reworked Electoral Act Amendment Bill by 26 civil society organisations.
The organisations said they have resolved to embark on a protest on Tuesday, February 22, if the president fails to give assent to the bill in two days.
The CSOs in a statement on Saturday, February 19, by the media officer of Yiaga Africa, Moshood, urged citizens across the nation to call on President Buhari to act on “this matter of urgent national importance”.
PDP reveals what will happen in Nigeria if Buhari refuses to sign electoral bill
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had said that the delay in signing the electoral act amendment bill into law by Buhari was causing tension in the country.
This disclosure was made by Debo Ologunagba, the PDP publicity secretary, on Tuesday, February 22, at a media parley in Abuja.
The opposition party’s spokesman said the growing tension has the potential to cause violence, which might affect West Africa and other regions.