Electoral Act: Overrule Buhari’s Veto- PDP Governors To National Assembly
People Democratic Party Governors (PDP) have called on the National Assembly members to quicken their steps on the controversial Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021.
With the renewed discussion around the bill by Nigerians at different fora, the governors, in a communique issued after their meeting in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, on Monday, said the lawmakers are left with the options of “overriding Mr President’s veto or deleting areas of complaints.” PREMIUM TIMES reports.
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Recall that President Buhari, had in December, refused assent to the bill, noting the direct primary cost implications on the country as one of his reasons for not signing the bill.
The governors, under the umbrella of PDP Governors Forum, in their conclusion charged the NASS to explore the option of sustaining Mr Buhari’s veto so as to caution the President from making similar moves in the future. Information Guide Nigeria
“The meeting advised that the option of sustaining Mr President’s veto would lead to a quicker resolution and would deny Mr President the opportunity to once again truncate a reformed Electoral jurisprudence for Nigeria. An early concluded Electoral Act is vital for credible elections,” they said in the communique read by the Forum’s Chairman, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State. jamb results
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