Kano Assembly Backs President Buhari On Electoral Act
The Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdullahi Ata, says the house is in support of President Muhammad Buhari on his refusal to assent to the bill on amendment of the Electoral Act.
Ata spoke on Monday while answering questions during a live phone-in programme on a local radio station in Kano, Express Radio.
One of the major amendments by the National Assembly changed the sequence of elections, with the National Assembly poll coming first and the presidential last, contrary to INEC’s proposal.
Ata, however, said there was no need for the change now, adding that those seeking the amendment of the Electoral Act, especially the change in election sequence, were doing it in the pursuit of personal interests.
The Speaker added that even if the election time table was changed with the presidential election coming last, the president would still win.
“Therefore, we are not in support of the change in the sequence because it can only cause unnecessary spending by the electoral body, despite the economic issues in the country.
“With the efforts of the president, we are gradually getting out of the economic challenges.
“Therefore we should exercise more patience and continue to support the state and the Federal Government toward moving the country forward,’’ he said.