#Electoral law has high-cost implications, it’s discriminatory, assigning it into law will swell up ligitations’ — Malami


Abubakar Malami, the Nigerian Minister of Justice, has said the new electoral law was miffed by a lot of issues instead of taking care of the interests of Nigerians and therefore,President Muhammadu Buhari would not sign it.

Malami spoke on a Radio Kano programme  monitored by journalists in Kaduna.

He maintained that the new electoral law has high-cost implications.

“It’s discriminatory, assigning it into law will swell up ligitations,” he said.

“What you should understand about the leadership of the country most especially as it regards President Muhammadu Buhari on any law presented to him for signing, the President is entitled to certain rights.

“When you talk about politics he has rights, if you talk about the economy, the business community also have rights on him, if you are talking about 60% of Nigerians that are not politicians, if you talk about the economy he also has rights, if you are talking about security, there is also what is expected from him. The President has to consider laws that are sustainable.

“The job of the President is that of politics, economy, business, security, legislation, politicians and non-politicians.

“This is because the leadership of the country is not for the politicians alone, it is a leadership that affects the social life of the people, their religion, economy, security, and others. This is contrary to the leadership of the legislators which is solely political.

“Therefore, the lawmakers are only concerned about their political inclination while the President is concerned about the entire lives of Nigerians made up of politicians and non-politicians.

“Any bill signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari is in the interest of all Nigerians irrespective of their inclinations.

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