Why we rejected President Buhari’s request to delete section 84(12) of the Electoral Act- Abaribe | The Guardian Nigeria News


The senator representing Abia South and Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe in this interview with newsmen in Lagos spoke on the contentious section 84(12) of the Electoral Act and why the Senate turned down President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to delete the section. He also spoke on the chances of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to win the presidential election in 2023. MUYIWA ADEYEMI was there.

What is your take on the new Electoral Act?
I can say that it is a good piece of legislation. It was meant to cure some of the problems that were in the previous Act, all this while. And the basic thing that we have in the Electoral Act today, is the fact that it
will make rigging almost impossible.

There are two things that were done in that electoral act. First is the direct transmission of results in each polling unit. Even if you have problems in a polling unit, the cumulative of all the polling booths will give you a nearly accurate figure. And also, there is a provision in…

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