Nigerians React To Buhari’s Declaration And Vetoed Electoral Act

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Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, at the Presidential Villa on Monday, 12 of August, said that President Muhammed Buhari will run for president in the 2019 elections and has chosen Professor Osibanjo as his running mate.

The president also vetoed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018 citing that the provisions of the bill might affect the interpretation and application of the principal act. This action will invalidate the use of the electronic card reader during the forthcoming elections.

His declaration alongside the veto has generated strongly opinionated mixed reactions from Nigerians:

Nedu Ekeke #BBOG

@Nedunaija

Attention @USEmbassyAbuja and @UKinNigeria. For the second time, Nigeria’s President @MBuhari has vetoed the amended Electoral Act. Use of Card Readers is in danger right now. Buhari DOES NOT want transparent elections. Nigeria’s democracy in danger.

Adeyanju Deji 🇳🇬@adeyanjudeji

To be frank with you, sometimes I want Buhari to win 2nd term so that many people who have refused to have sense will be taught a bitter lesson. But then again, I think about the millions of amazing Nigerians & I scream NEVER AGAIN.

Mr Stanley Nwabia@MrStanleyNwabia

It’s funny sha, Buhari’s Govt has not even done anything against me personally, but Buhari’s Govt detained YOU for days and I joined in trending hashtag for your release.

Now look at you famzing this same Govt?

Oga, the Mumu wey dey worry you is wearing Turban. 😄😄😄

Abubakar Sidiq Usman

@MrAbuSidiq

LMAO. Isn’t this coming too early? I mean we just started training for the match proper and you are already conceding defeat in the main match.

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Others have maintained their stance on his declaration saying it is a good step:

Ediong

@Ediong

I’d rather have an imperfect Buhari for another four years than put shameless criminals back in charge.

HAJI SHEHU@Haji_Shehu

What a Crowd!👀: @HEDankwambo and @AWTambuwal, commissioning Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Road in front of thousands supporters of their presidential candidacy in Gombe😁😁@BashirAhmaad @APCUKingdom @Mr_JAGs @yunusxonline @Ayourb @cbngov_akin1 @MP_Muye @Laurestar @ChangeHasComee pic.twitter.com/RERBW4EJOG

Muazzamz_dattawa@Muazzamz

you people should STOP fooling your selves @OfficialPDPNig is dead and buried…

CBN Gov Akinsola Ak🇳🇬@cbngov_akin1

It is only God that can make someone popular the way BUHARI is popular all across the North..
He’s just like Usman Danfodio

In the North…If u like be a former President or Gov, once u are not on Buhari ‘s side…The People will never be on your side… 😂 BABAJIDE OTITOJU

Once again, his certificate saga has be dusted:

Ayekooto@DeeOneAyekooto

Brigadier-General Muhammadu Buhari with the Commandant of the United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Major-General DeWitt C. Smith Jnr., on completion of his Masters degree in Strategic Studies, 1980.

Gimba Kakanda

@gimbakakanda

Actually, the school has confirmed that Buhari received a Diploma not Master’s degree from this programme. US Army War College began to award Master’s degrees in 2000.

Jack Obinyan-Buhari@JackObinyan

Concrete Evidence…

Brigadier-General @MBuhari with the Commandant of the United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Major-General DeWitt C. Smith, on completion of his Masters degree in Strategic Studies, Class of 1980.

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