Electoral Act amendment: Kano Assembly rally support for Buhari

Posted on Mar 26 2018 - 10:07pm by admin

The Kano State House of Assembly has declared that the House is in support of President Muhammad Buhari on his refusal to assent the electoral act amendment bill.

The Speaker of the House, Alhaji Abdullahi Ata, spoke on Monday while answering questions during a live phone-in programm on a local radio station in Kano, Express Radio.

Ata said there was no need for the change now, insisting that individuals seeking the change in election sequence were doing it in the pursuit of personal interests.

Ata said that even if the election time-table was changed with the presidential election coming last, the president would still win.

“Therefore, we are not in support of the change in the sequence because it can only cause unnecessary spending by the electoral body, despite the economic issues in the country.

“With the efforts of the president, we are gradually getting out of the economic challenges.

“Therefore we should exercise more patience and continue to support the state and the Federal Government toward moving the country forward.

“We always make sure that we discharge our duties as legislators effectively and accordingly.

We always make sure that we initiate and pass bills on issues that concern the electorate and also reject bills presented before us by the executive whenever we think there is the need for that and the executive agrees with our decision in the interest of the general public.”

Ata pledged to continue to render the necessary support to the executive in order to provide the electorate with the dividends of democracy through execution of meaningful projects in the state.

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