Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, has claimed that the Electoral Bill might be signed by Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) in a matter of hours.
He revealed this during an interview with Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily show on Tuesday.
He remarked, “Buhari would sign it the law any minute now.”
“It might happen now, tomorrow, or at any moment during the next 30 days.”
“It might be signed now, tomorrow, or next week. It just took a few hours, not days. Hours might be 24, 48, or even 72 hours; days and weeks are not possible.”
On Monday, Adesina warned against cheap politics in response to the President’s alleged delay in signing the Electoral Bill.
In a statement headed “Assent to Electoral Bill: No Need for Saber Ratling,” Adesina said that some interest groups are using the apparent delay to incite public unrest.
This is because he stated that the President still has time to give his approval to the Bill, which he stated must be properly scrutinized and made as close to faultless as possible.
“Some interest groups are cashing in on what they see as a delay in the President signing the Electoral Bill into law to foment civil unrest and muddy the waters,” Adesina said.
“One can only regret their lack of understanding of constitutional requirements, as the President has a 30-day window once the National Assembly has delivered the Bill to him to sign it or deny assent.”
“The modified Bill was delivered to the Presidency on January 31, 2022, which means the Executive may do due diligence on it until March 1, as required by the Constitution.”