The President has pinned a new date to the signing of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
A source close to the Presidency confirmed to Channels Television that President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the electoral bill on Friday, February 25, 2022.
According to the source, the new date will be honoured by the President.
Recall that on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said that the President would sign the bill between Tuesday and Wednesday.
“The President will sign the electoral bill any moment from now.
“It could be today, it could be tomorrow, it could be anytime, but within the 30 days,” Adesina said.
In November 2021, the President had withheld signing the electoral bill, citing the cost of conducting direct primary elections, security challenges, and possible manipulation of electoral processes as his reasons.