The member representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency at the Nigerian National Assembly, Hon. Istifanus Gyang says President Muhammadu Buhari's refusal to assent to the recently passed Electoral Amendment Bill is an indication that his administration was not disposed to a free, fair and credible election come February, 2019.

In a chat with his Senate campaign media team on Saturday, Mr. Gyang said by declining the assent, President Buhari was opposed to making the Electoral process more transparent.

Consequently, the President has lost the chance to improve his "poor democratic rating," he said.

The amendment bill was meant to address the 'defects' in the existing electoral law which was last amended in 2010, the Plateau North PDP Senatorial candidate stated.

President Muhammadu Buhari last week declined assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill claiming passing a new bill with elections close by could ‘create some uncertainty about the legislation to govern the process.’

He also highlighted some parts of the bill that he said need legislative action.

The president had declined assent to the bill in previous times, citing “drafting issues.”