Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN) has accused the National Assembly of putting their interests over that of Nigerians with regards to the controversy over the rejection of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
Keyamo made the allegation on Sunday in reaction to claims that President Muhammadu Buhari declined to assent to the bill in a brazen attempt to rig the 2019 election, ChannelsTV writes.
“I want to say clearly to Nigerians that we got to this point because of the self-serving nature of the National Assembly,” said Keyamo, who is the spokesman of the Buhari campaign organisation.
He said the opposition ought to have considered if the reasons given by the President were valid or not.
“The same international community they are appealing to will tell them that international conventions all over the world say that in any build-up to any election, it is wrong, it is against the international best practices to make any changes in any electoral law less than six months to any election.
“If the President signs the Electoral Act Amendment Bill now, our elections will not be deemed to be credible, our elections will not be deemed to be free and fair.
“If he does not sign it like he has refused to do, that is when it will be deemed free and fair.”
Keyamo maintained that the President’s reason that the signing of the bill was too close to the elections was in tandem with the international protocol.