Wike charges media to pressure Buhari to sign Amended Electoral Act

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Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has charged the media to exert pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the amended Electoral Act.

The governor said it is important that the media should enlighten Nigerians to know why there should be electronic transmission of election result in order to save the nation's democracy.

Governor Wike stated this in his remark after he was conferred with the "Gold Prize for Exceptional Leadership, by the This Nigeria Media Newspaper in Abuja yesterday.

He said considering the importance of the Electoral Act amendment to the survival of the nation's democracy, the media ought to deem it a priority to exert pressure on the President to sign the amended Act.

The guest speaker, Bishop Hassan Kukah, who delivered the This Nigeria inaugural lecture, blamed the drafters of the Nigerian constitution for the country's lack of national cohesion.

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