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Saturday, December 22, 2018

It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill – Lawmakers

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 federal lawmakers specifically cited the timing of such an action and the mood of the country as reasons the action would fail .
A prominent member of the PDP in the red chamber and Chairman , Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions , Senator Rafiu Ibrahim , described the refusal of Buhari to sign the document as unfortunate.
He lamented that effort by well -meaning members of the National Assembly and other stakeholders to ensure free , fair and credible polls in 2019 had been defeated with the
President’s action.
Ibrahim said , “ I don ’ t think it’s feasible to attempt that (override Buhari’s assent) again .
The President didn’t sign the bill and it is highly unfortunate because the election would have been more transparent with the new law in place. “ Obviously now , his party men in the National Assembly will toe the same line with him. So it’ s almost impossible to achieve the override now . ”

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