Buhari willing to sign Electoral Act

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President Muhammadu Buhari said he is willing to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill after the National Assembly makes the necessary adjustments.

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He, however, said such changes must include the addition of consensus candidates, indirect primary options to the mode of selecting a candidate for an election, as against the initial direct mode as the only option to conduct primaries by political parties.

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The President made the disclosure in an interview with Channels Television.

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“All I said (is that) there should be options. We must not insist that it has to be direct; it should be consensus and indirect,” he said.

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Asked if he would sign if the lawmakers effect the change in that direction, he affirmed, “Yes, I will sign.”

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“There should be options, you can’t dictate to people and say you are doing democracy. Give them other options so they can make a choice.”

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