SENATORS and members of the House of Representatives have begun consultations with a view to overriding President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
Although many members of the two chambers are said to be preoccupied with selling their candidacy in their respective constituencies as the 2019 elections draw near, making it unlikely for the lawmakers to garner two-thirds majority vote against the President’s veto, the two chambers have nonetheless began to discreetly sensitise members on the special significance of the issue.
A highly placed Senate source told The Nation reporter that “so many variables are being considered in deciding whether to proceed with the process of overriding the President veto of the Bill.” The source added: “If we want to override the President, it is not going to be a media thing, so that it will not be scuttled even before we start. “It is a legislation that will become law, so we just have to be careful.
The Nation, December 15, 2018