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Nigerians React To Buhari’s Declaration And Vetoed Electoral Act

By Njideka Agbo
14 August 2018   |   9:38 am
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, at the Presidential Villa on Monday, 12 of August, said that President Muhammed Buhari will run for president in the 2019 elections and has chosen Professor Osibanjo as his running mate. The president also vetoed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018 citing that…

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, at the Presidential Villa on Monday, 12 of August, said that President Muhammed Buhari will run for president in the 2019 elections and has chosen Professor Osibanjo as his running mate.

The president also vetoed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018 citing that the provisions of the bill might affect the interpretation and application of the principal act. This action will invalidate the use of the electronic card reader during the forthcoming elections.

His declaration alongside the veto has generated strongly opinionated mixed reactions from Nigerians:

Others have maintained their stance on his declaration saying it is a good step:

Once again, his certificate saga has be dusted: