The presidency has refuted the news making the round that President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday signed into law the reviewed Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
Reports had emerged earlier that President Buhari who has been abroad, assented to the bill today.
Naija News understands that the Nigerian leader was yet to return from his trip to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates when the news about him signing the bill circulated on the internet.
The bill was transmitted to the president’s desk last week Friday and there has been pressure to get it signed into law.
Reacting, however, to the emerging news earlier, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, who just returned to the country with the President, said the news of the signing, which had already gone viral on social media, was new to him.
Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, House of Representatives, Umar El-Yakub, has also debunked the same, stating that the viral news could not be true.
Citing reasons for his conclusion, El-Yakub said Buhari couldn’t have signed it yesterday because he was out of the country and he couldn’t have signed already because he’s just entering the country.
“I also cannot tell you that he will still sign it or will not sign it. He’s the President. But if it will be signed later, we will all know”, the lawmaker told Daily Post.