Sign Amended Electoral Act to Deepen Democracy, Oyefusi Urges Buhari

Oyefusi says the bill will deepens democracy.

She also urges Buhari to accept 2014 recommendation made by former president Goodluck Jonathan.

Former Lagos East Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abiodun Oyefusi, has urged President Muhamnadu Buhari to sign into law the bill amending the Electoral Act passed by the National Assembly.

Oyefusi who said signing the bill, just like the bill that made June 12 Democracy Day, would help address the imperfections of the electoral system and curb malpractices in the next general elections.

The former PDP candidate, who is the child of late Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Salaudeen Oyefusi, made the appeal in a statement in Lagos.

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While stressing that signing the bill would further deepen democracy in the country, she said that the 2014 National Conference organised by former President Goodluck Jonathan would deepen democracy, urging Buhari to adopt and implement the report for progress.

She also said that the implementation of the report would also help address the various challenges confronting the country.

Oyefusi while congratulating the legislatures and presiding officers of the 9th National Assembly on their inauguration, also implored them to discharge their duties in accordance with the law for the benefit of the masses and not selfish or partisan interests.

She, however, called for the devolution of power from a central government to sub-national units noting that democracy without true federalism would always engender corruption and bad governance.

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She therefore urged Buhari and the National Assembly to work together put in place a system of government in which constitutional powers are shared by all the federating units in the political entity on an equal basis.

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