Fayose arrives at the headquarters of the EFCC one day after his tenure elapsed as governor of Ekiti state (image courtesy NAN)

A former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has lampooned President Muhammadu Buhari for his refusal to assent to the Electoral Amendment Bill.

Concise News had reported that Buhari has declined to assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018 for the fourth time.

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The President’s Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly­ matters, Senator Ita Enang said Buhari communicated to the National Assembly, the decision taken on the Electoral Act.

Concise News recalls that the President had three times rejected assent to the bill, a development which has continued to generate speculations.

The President rejected the bill for the first time as a result of the re-ordering of election sequence. He also declined to sign the bill on the account of drafting errors.

In September, President Buhari rejected the bill for the third time due to what Enang described as “some drafting issues” that have remained unaddressed.

Reacting in a post on his Twitter page, Fayose wondered if the interest of an individual could be placed above that of Nigerians.

He wrote: “What is President Buhari’s fear concerning this Electoral Bill? Can the interest of a single individual be placed above that of Nigeria and its people?

“Is he saying that even his party members in the NASS were wrong to have passed the Electoral Bill? May God save our country.”