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16 January 2022A member of the Peoples Democratic Party representing Jos-South/Jos-East Federal Constituency in Plateau State at the House of Representatives, Dachung Bagos, tells LEKE BAIYEWU that the National Assembly should override the veto by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill

ThePresident, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), declined assent to the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, particularly due to the restriction of political parties to direct primary. Do you agree with the issues he raised against the clause?First of all, I won’t agree with such reasons because the President was a beneficiary of the direct primary in 2019; we are all aware of that. If it were an indirect primary that had to do with delegates, possibly he might not have been the candidate of the All Progressives Congress. So, being a product of direct primary, he should support the people that believe in that mode. I expect that because of the hope and the belief of the people at the grass roots in direct primary, and as a beneficiary of direct primary, he should have supported that.

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Published 16 January 2022 A member of the Peoples Democratic Party representing Jos-South/Jos-East Federal Constituency in Plateau State at the House of Representatives, Dachung Bagos, tells LEKE BAIYEWU that the National Assembly should override the veto by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.The commission said though it operates based on existing legal regime, it was important to have the law that would guide the elections in place at least 12 to 18 months before the exercise.enable the President assent to it.Published 15 January 2022 The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.

), on the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), declined assent to the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, particularly due to the restriction of political parties to direct primary. The amendment, prompted by the compelling need to engender transparency, improve the electoral process and boost the credibility of elections, had generated nationwide debate, especially the need for electronic transmission of results and the contentious direct primary made mandatory for political parties. Do you agree with the issues he raised against the clause? First of all, I won’t agree with such reasons because the President was a beneficiary of the direct primary in 2019; we are all aware of that. It deplored the state of insecurity in the country and called on the President to set up a judicial panel over the killing of innocent people across the country. If it were an indirect primary that had to do with delegates, possibly he might not have been the candidate of the All Progressives Congress.), revealed in his letter to the National Assembly that the direct primary clause, inserted by the lawmakers, was the sole reason he vetoed the bill, noting that parties should have options on the mode of direct primary to adopt. So, being a product of direct primary, he should support the people that believe in that mode.” He also expressed hope that the outgoing Ambassador would deploy the experiences garnered in the field “for decision making in your country when you go back.

I expect that because of the hope and the belief of the people at the grass roots in direct primary, and as a beneficiary of direct primary, he should have supported that. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, in an interview with Saturday PUNCH on Thursday, however, said, “The commission operates on the basis of the existing legal regime. The party, however, lauded Gov. Buhari cited economic, security, political and other reasons for not giving assent to the bill. Are these reasons not genuine? I won’t say they are totally genuine. “The commission does not operate on the basis of speculation and deductions. When it comes to the cost of conducting the primaries, we just passed a budget of about N300bn for the Independent National Electoral Commission. While recommending adequate compensation for victims, it called for adequate punishment for those culpable and indicted to serve as a deterrent to others. Rumours had it then that it was going to cost INEC N500bn just to conduct direct primaries. That bill is still inchoate and does not become law until it is signed by the President and or the National Assembly determines otherwise. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.

If INEC is asking for N300bn for the general elections (in 2023) and, mind you, the general elections have to do with printing of ballot papers, logistics, security and a lot of things; and if direct primaries have nothing to do with ballot papers, collation like that of elections and a lot of other things, then the logistical arrangement for direct primaries is not up to 20 per cent of the logistical arrangement for the general elections. All that will be done – the major role to be played during primaries is basically for the political parties. It is important to have the legal regime in place at least 12 to 18 months before a major election. It, however, called on Delta residents to make themselves available to be vaccinated against the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19), Delta variant, and the Omicron variant but frowned at any form of force to get the people vaccinated. All that INEC usually does in any primary is to monitor (the exercise). There is no difference in what INEC will do from what it has been doing.” After the President vetoed the bill, many lawmakers expressed anger over his decision. So, if it is going to be at the ward level, it is just to assign its officials to the number of wards. Related Topics:.

There won’t be National Youth Service Corps members and officials. Some of them had begun collecting signatures to this effect, but the move was later jettisoned following persuasion from their colleagues and the party. There won’t be all the logistics that they deploy during elections. Most of the logistics for primaries are provided by the political parties. … as NASS resumes Tuesday Meanwhile, there are expectations that the new bill would be signed into law in the next few weeks, given that the President has expressed readiness to sign the bill if the contentious direct primary clause was removed, while on the other hand, the leadership of the National Assembly has also promised to revisit the bill once they resume on January 18. What about security? It is not INEC that will provide security; it is the political party that is conducting a primary that would handle that. If it were a general election, INEC will make sure that there is security. Asked if he would sign the bill if the mandatory direct primary clause was removed, Buhari said, “All I said was that there should be options.

In terms of conducting primary, it has never been the role of INEC. But the issue being raised is that for direct primary, all party members have to come out and converge at various places and this can expose them to security threats especially in volatile areas. I will sign. Is the poll more important than safety? Read Also .