President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) may sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, on Friday, according to sources close to the President.
Also, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, had earlier confirmed that the President could sign the bill on Thursday or Friday.
He gave the hint during an interview with Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme Tuesday night.
Adesina said, “He (Buhari) will sign it (the bill) any moment from now.
“It could be today, it could be tomorrow, it could be anytime, but within the 30 days.
“It could be signed today; it could be signed tomorrow. In a matter of hours, not days. Hours could be 24 hours, it could be 48 hours; not days, not weeks.”
On January 31, 2022, the National Assembly transmitted the reworked amendment bill to the President for assent.
Buhari consequently forwarded it to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), for legal advice.
By law, the President is expected to respond to the National Assembly’s proposal not more than 30 days after receiving it.