Aminu Tambuwal, the Sokoto state governor, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is not interested in a free and fair election.
The former speaker of the House of Representatives who spoke in a recent interview said, Mr Buhari had no reason not to sign the electoral amendment bill into law.
Tambuwal who was Speaker when the Electoral Act was amended just before the 2015 election said “The president’s reason is laidback.”
“Amendments were done while I was Speaker and not only once. President Muhammadu Buhari of today is not interested in free and fair election. APC is looking for a shortcut to get back to Aso Rock, and they are doing everything humanly possible to take us back from the gains of 2015 in improving our electoral system, and they are desperate.”
Tambuwal, however, said his party, PDP, will insist that votes must count since the president has refused to sign the bill into law.
“We are responding by going to the people; we have been campaigning. We will insist that votes must count, it is not negotiable. The fact that they are interested in rigging which is obvious, does not mean that there should not be a free and fair election.”
“We are insisting on free and fair election, and we are reminding Prof. Mahmood Yakubu that there will be a day that he will cease to be INEC chairman and he has a family, he has a history, he has a future.”