Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) raises alarm over delay in assenting to Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
Written by News Room on February 23, 2022
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised an alarm over the delay in assenting to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill passed by the National Assembly, saying it is a plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to perpetuate itself in power.
Addressing a world press conference in Abuja, National Publicity Secretary of the party Honourable Debo Ologunagba, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal can lead to violence and humanitarian crisis capable of affecting the West African sub region.
The party said they were concerned that less than a year to the 2023 general elections, Buhari and the APC administration is heightening apprehension across the country and orchestrating a constitutional impasse that can railroad our democracy into an emergency tenure elongation.
The spokesman accused the Buhari administration of plotting to postpone the election or worst still, an interim government situation, saying it was in possession of information about how some selfish ‘unelected cabinet ministers, advisers and other top government functionaries with ambitions for presidential, governorship and other elective positions are mounting pressure on President Buhari not to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill to enable them remain longer’.