Refusal To Sign Electoral Act Threatens One Nigeria – Wike

By Augustine Akhilomen

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to sign the electoral act amendment bill has created uncertainty on the existence of Nigeria after the 2019 elections.

Wike stated this on Tuesday at the Government House, Port Harcourt, during the visit of the Anglican Bishop of Niger Delta North, Wisdom Ihunwo.

He cited that it’s unconstitutional for Buhari to have rejected the bill considering the fact that personal interests have been placed on it.

Wike, who also said that the whole essence of not signing the Electoral Act is to rig the 2019 general elections, however, warned the current administration to be cautious of the act.

“This present administration does not want the existence of one Nigeria. We don’t know if there will be Nigeria after the 2019 general elections.

“The National Assembly tried to cure the defects of the Electoral Act that led to controversies during the 2015 elections. After the passage, the President kept on giving countless excuses why he wouldn’t sign the amended Electoral Act.

“The whole essence of not signing the Electoral Act is to rig the 2019 general elections. And in the plot to rig the 2019 elections, Rivers State comes first and Akwa Ibom State is the second on their list.

“Now, they don’t want to use the smart card readers because they want to sit down and write results.

“It is painful that the President that says he is fighting corruption is leaving room for the rigging of the 2019 polls. There is no corruption worse than rigging. The President cannot set this country on fire”.

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