ADP urges President Buhari to sign Electoral Amendment Bill
The Action Democratic Party, ADP, urges Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari to write his name in gold in the annals of Nigerian political and democracy progression by signing the electoral amendment bill into law.
The National Chairman of the ADP, Mr Yabagi Sani, said that “It will be a sad commentary on his administration and himself if he succumbs to the groundswell of his party men now working to dissuade him from assenting to the bill.”
Mr Sani, who made the statement during the Party’s inauguration of the 2022 Convention Planning Committee of the party at the ADP National Secretariat in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, also said that “the Direct Primary Elections and the Electronic Transmission of election results should be regarded as an effective panacea to the myriad of crises that have plagued and retarded the conduct of free and fair elections in Nigeria.”
He added that “the ADP is hereby reiterating its repeated and vociferous demand that the reforms encapsulated in the amendment bill by the National Assembly which is now before the President for assent must be made to see the light of day.”
He reaffirmed that “the Action Democratic Party will embark on a sustained campaign against all the retrogressive elements that want to take us back in the march towards having a genuine representative system of government in Nigeria.”
The National Chairman of the party further salute the two chambers of the National Assembly for the courage and patriotism they demonstrated in the making of the bill and that history will reckon with Ninth National Assembly as composing of a rare set of patriotic Nigerian lawmakers who elevated superior national interest above narrow patrician and short term considerations.