CDD is of opinion that NASS must step up and rectify quagmire turning passage of electoral amendment act into nightmare.
Written by News Room on December 23, 2021
Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is of the opinion that the National Assembly (NASS) must step up and rectify the quagmire turning the passage of the electoral amendment act into a nightmare.
In a statement by its Director, Idayat Hassan, the CDD urged the National Assembly to act with immediacy to save Nigeria’s elections and her democracy.
With the next general election being just fourteen months away, the CDD called on the National Assembly to immediately toe two urgent options which are either to veto the President and pass the Electoral Act 2021 bill into an act of the National Assembly or immediately remove the provisions on direct primaries as raised by the President and immediately re-present the bill to the President for his assent.
Speaking further on the development, the CDD said President Muhamadu Buhari missed a priceless opportunity when he decided to decline assent to the Electoral Bill 2021.
CDD expressed shock at Buhari’s decision, saying that Nigerians had all expected that he would write his name in gold as the president who bequeathed an improved electoral framework on the country.