The Presidency has said the decision of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on the Electoral Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill is yet unknown.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this while speaking on a National television programme monitored by our correspondent in Abuja on Sunday night.
According to Shehu;
What I can tell you is that the President is conscious of his responsibilities in this regard. He has been adequately briefed on the pros and the cons of such a signature and the implications for the nation. Is there a decision by Mr President as we speak? I cannot tell you…I don’t know because if the President decides upon completion of all his consultations, usually, he will be sending a privileged communication to the National Assembly. And once that communication is privileged, it is only received by the National Assembly and on the floors of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Speaker or Senate President will read to members.
My assumption is that when they come back, we probably will be hearing from them.
Shehu, on the other hand, did not specify whether the notification would be sent before Tuesday, when parliamentarians meet for the final time this year, or after their January recess.
The National Assembly, according to the presidential spokesman, may feel unfairly treated if the details of the message were made public by the Presidency before it gets to them.