1st March, 2022
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) said the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) needs to tender an apology to President Muhammadu Buhari for unwarranted attacks over the Electoral Act Amendment 2022.
This was contained in a statement issued and signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke on Tuesday.
BMO criticised the political party for casting aspersions on the office of the President, “despite efforts by the Buhari administration to bequeath a credible electoral system to the country.
“We recall that in a bid to widen the scope of choices for the political parties in electing their candidates, the President had in his wisdom vetoed the earlier Bill sent to him for assent.
“Gladly, with the cooperation of the National Assembly and the consequent signing of the bill into law, the President has once again restored hope in our democracy and expanded the democratic choices of the citizens,” it said.
According to the group, Buhari’s assent to the bill is another evidence of his commitment to credible, free, fair and transparent elections in the country.
“Elections have been problematic in Nigeria over the years, and we believe that the signing of the new electoral bill into law will inject the use of technology thereby leading to transparency, credibility, and acceptability in the elections.
“By signing the bill into law, President Muhammadu Buhari has also responded to the yearnings of Nigerians to see our elections become more credible and free of rigging.
“We note that President Buhari has over the years expressed his commitment towards having credible elections in Nigeria, and with the signing of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law, he has written his name in gold as the President that cleaned up the country’s electoral system.
“Therefore, we congratulate Nigerians for the brand new Electoral Act from President Buhari which will lead to elections that meet the highest standards,” it said.