Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Saturday, May 21st 2022.
The PUNCH: Unless the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), signs the fresh amendment to the Electoral Act into law by Sunday, himself, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, National Assembly members, governors, their deputies and other statutory delegates in the ruling All Progressives Congress may not be able to vote in the forthcoming primaries.
The Guardian: There is confusion, uncertainty and tension in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as it has again postponed the dates for its primaries for the 2023 general election. The Guardian learnt yesterday that the primaries, which were earlier scheduled to begin today with the election of State Houses of Assembly flag bearers, have been shifted. Accordingly, all other primary elections for other positions have been affected by the postponement.
This Day: With clear signs that President Muhammadu Buhari has no plan whatsoever to sign the amendment to Section 84(8) of Electoral Act 2022 sent to him by the National Assembly last week, the statutory delegates pushed out by the Act have turned out to be the biggest losers in the intense political game.
The Nation: National Assembly members and other statutory delegates are still unsure of their eligibility to vote in next week’s presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following indications last night that President Muhammadu Buhari might not sign the latest amendment to the Electoral Act 2022.
Daily Trust: Ahead of next week’s presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), some delegates have disclosed what will guide them in the selection of their preferred flag-bearers
Thank you for reading, that all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.