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Forum Of Presidential Candidates Chairman Laud PMB On Electoral Bill

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As campaigns for the 2019 General Election reached the home stretch, The Chairman of the Forum of Presidential Candidates
(FPC), Malam Shittu Muhammed Kabir has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the amended Electoral Bill, even as the ace politician says, doing so, will plunge the ongoing political process into constitutional crisis.

Malam Kabir said, the summit is timely, as every effort thrown into ensuring that Nigeria achieves free, fair and credible election in the 2019 General Election will not be too much.

“I will like to thanking His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari for helping Nigeria to avert a major political impasse and a catastrophic Constitutional crises, by not assenting to a new Electoral Act Bill at a time when the 2019 general elections Time Table was about 85% consummated, Shittu said.

Shitu made this statement at the forum organised by Presidential Summit Centre in collaboration with Forum of Presidential Candidates towards a peaceful conduct of elections.

The FPC chairman revealed that, President Buhari is not alone in picking holes in asserting to the amended Electoral Bill, saying, doing so, will be prejudicial, since some stakeholders are already in court, in a bid to stop the president from signing the amended version of the Electoral Bill.

“Permit me to further intimate you that President Muhammadu Buhari is not alone in his action with regard to the Electoral Act Bill. Apart from the fact that three political parties had earlier gone to court to restrain the President from assenting to the amended bill, 21 political parties here present today are in solidarity with the President over his refusal to assent to the bill,” Shittu revealed.

Alhaji Shittu urged all and sundry, especially, members of the International Community not be cajoled into believing that President Buhari’s action was self-serving.

“I therefore urge all of you, particularly the International
Community, not to be misled by the views and opinions of some
disgruntled elements who portrays the President’s action as self-serving, he explained.
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Shittu further explained that, the decision not to give assent to the bill is in line with the decision of the Forum of Presidential Candidates, “The decision not to assent the Bill is in line with the position of the Forum of political parties’ Presidential Candidates.”

He assured Nigerians of the unrelenting commitment of the Forum and their political parties to ensuring Free, Fair and Peaceful election in 2019.

Shittu reiterated, ” I assure you of our commitment, both as Presidential Candidates and political parties, to ensuring a Free, Fair, and Peaceful election in February.”

More than twenty (20) political party candidates attended the summit. Principal whom is the Mrs Obi Ezekwesili, the candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria.


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