By Ononye VC
A member of the Board of Trustees of All Progressives Congress and former ally of the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Buba Galadima, has expressed distrust in the much-awaited presidential assent to the amended electoral bill.
He explained that the president’s assent to the bill won’t change anything should he sign it with reservation and not in whole.
Galadima, who was a former National Secretary of the Congress for Progressive Change, stated this on Wednesday while featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme monitored by Akelicious.
According to him, if Buhari signs any electoral bill with reservations, it means he has not signed the electoral bill.
He noted that it was surprising that the president was contemplating making changes to the views of the Nigerian people as presented by their representatives in the national assembly.
He alleged that if not for the pressure from media and civil society organisations, the president was not ready to sign the bill.
They are doing a kind of 419, he will sign the bill and send a list of things he doesn’t like which will secretly be passed for him. There will be no change even if he signs because what he gives us with the right hand, he will take from us with the left,” he said.
For you, he has assented to the amended 2010 Electoral Act but in the real sense of it, he will take whatever gains the people had put into the electoral act,” Galadima said.