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Presidential candidates to Buhari: don’t sign new electoral law



THE Forum of Presidential Candidates has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against signing into law the amended Electoral Act passed by the National Assembly.
The forum faulted the section of the new Act, which stipulates electronic verification of voters and transmission of results.
According to the forum’s chairman and presidential candidate of Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Alhaji Shitu Mohammed Kabir, the new Act is embedded with  “deliberate hurdles” capable of derailing the 2019 general elections.
The APDA presidential candidate, therefore, threatened to sue President Muhammadu Buhari and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court should he go ahead to assent to the bill.
Kabir, who spoke after the 40 presidential candidates under the forum rose from a meeting at the weekend, argued that INEC did not have the capacity to respond to the challenges that might spring up.
The constraints and impediments of time and resources in difficult terrains, he said, would deliberately deny many local communities the opportunity to vote.

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