The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has said President Muhammadu Buhari won’t assent to the Electoral Act (Amended) Bi if he sees that it favours personal interest.
The Bill was on Monday transmitted to Buhari by the National Assembly for the second time.
This is according to Malami when he appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Monday.
He said, “So, I have not taken steps to review the content and context of what has been presented for consideration for the President. So, it is premature and pre-emptive for me at this moment, now to arrive at any conclusion, taking into consideration that I have not gone through the document to understand what it contains and then analyse the same in accordance with the constitution and the prevailing laws.”
When asked if he loved democracy and wanted the advancement of the same, being someone who had been involved in political party activities, the minister interjected, “I am working for the advancement of democracy and the democratic system.”