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CSO urges Buhari to sign electoral Bill into law



A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law.

Our correspondent reports that Bill was forwarded to Buhari by the National Assembly for Presidential assent on Nov 19.

Mr Ariyo-Dare Atoye, the Executive Director, ‘Adopt A Goal for Development` who spoke on behalf of the coalition, made the call during a rally on Thursday in Abuja.

He said that the president would be doing the country a huge favour by signing the bill into law. .

“History beckons on him to the signed Electoral Bill 2021 as a perfect gift to Nigerians. This is an opportunity to etch his name in Nigeria’s democratic plate,” he said.

He recalled that in June, Buhari had promised the Independent National Electoral Commission that he would provide it with the relevant instrument to enable it discharge its responsibilities more effectively.

“The opportunity has come for the president to show fidelity to his words by rejecting excuses being made by some politicians who want to continue with the business-as-usual politics,” he said.

Femi Ogunshola

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