The Senator representing Nasarawa West district at the Nigerian Senate, Senator Abdullahi Adamu has expressed delight that President Muhammadu Buhari did not sign the electoral act amendment bill into law.
Senator Adamu, former governor of Nasarawa State made this known on Wednesday in Keffi, stating that the National Assembly had no business passing a bill to determine how parties nominate their candidates.
“It is strange and unfair to come up with a law regulating how parties conduct their elections.
“I support the President for not signing the bill and I minced no words on the floor of the Senate.
“We should appreciate that Buhari’s refusal to assent the bill means so much. He is a very articulate person; the very deep person in thought and planning,’’ he said.
Senator Adamu, who is the Chairman of, Senate Committee on Agriculture, said he agreed with the reasons given by the President for not signing the bill.
“Some people felt a bit down with the fact that it is difficult to get two-third of members to return to the chambers.
“It is a cause for concern. I am very concerned about it but the remedy is not for us to make laws to promote our interests.
“The parties have their guidelines and conditions by which people accept to be members.”
According to him, you cannot be a member of a party and when you are there you want to change the rules of the game. It is not right; it is not fair.
He, however, said that the lawmakers would decide on the bill when they return in January 2022.