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Ex-Gov Adamu Slams NASS, Backs Buhari On Rejection Of Electoral Bill



Abdullahi Adamu

The Senator representing Nasarawa West, Abdullahi Adamu, has backed the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to decline assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.

In a chat with reporters on Tuesday, Adamu berated the National Assembly, of which he is a member, for making laws that promote personal interests.

The former governor of Nasarawa state said his colleagues were wrong to force direct primaries mode of nominating candidates for elections on political parties.

He said: “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,” the former Nasarawa governor said.

“We should appreciate that Buhari’s refusal to assent to the bill means so much. He is a very articulate person; a very deep person in thought and planning.

“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 personal interests.

“The parties have their guidelines and conditions by which people accept to be members.

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