Buhari Has Right To Not Disclose Reason For Not Assenting To Electoral Act Bill -Presidency
The Presidency has said President Muhammadu Buhari has the right to keep reasons for not assenting to the Electoral Act Bill to himself.
This is according to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu Monday.
Speaking with Channels Television, Shehu said: “I’m not in a position to tell you, yes or no. But given the way things are done, the president would have completed his consultations some time back. The president would be communicating with the National Assembly on whatever he decides, either yes or no.
“And as I said, it would be disrespectful of the National Assembly, for me at this time, to say this is the content of the president’s communication, assuming that the communication has been sent to them. So as I said, allow them to resume. I believe that the president will not act in breach of the Constitution. No, he will do what is right.
“The constitution says the president must sign within 30 days, the constitution did not say that there should be the disclosure of that decision within 30 days to the public when the disclosure to the National Assembly has been made.”
However, Concise News has learnt that Buhari has written to the National Assembly, saying his reason for not assenting to the Bill is because of Insecurity.