Some senators and members of the House of Representatives on Friday said it was no longer feasible to start and complete the process of overriding President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the 2018 Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
Members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Senate had faulted Buhari’s decision to withhold assent to the document, alleging that it was a ploy by the ruling All Progressives Congress to rig next year’s general elections.
They had resolved to reach out to some aggrieved APC senators in order to get the two-thirds votes needed to override the President.
But the senators appeared to have dropped the idea as of Friday afternoon when all the senators who spoke with SATURDAY PUNCH off and on record, across both parties, expressed doubts about the possibility of going ahead with the plan.
The PUNCH, December 22, 2018
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