KanyiDaily recalls that President Buhari had written to the National Assembly in a letter dated December 13, explaining his decision not to sign the bill into law, citing a number of reasons.
However, during an interview on Channels TV, a Senator of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), George Sekibo explained that there are plans to override Buhari’s veto after the end of the closed-door session of the Senate on Tuesday.
The lawmaker was quoted as saying that “a total of 73 signatures have been compiled” to override the veto. By law, the National Assembly can override the president’s veto of a bill through a two-third majority vote.
The signatures said to have been gathered are over two-third majority needed to override the president’s veto as there are 109 senators in the Senate.
With the 73 signatures gathered so far, it means 70 percent of the lawmakers in the Upper Chamber want the bill passed without the president’s assent.
Meanwhile, the reformed All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, Babu Galadima has explained why he believes President Buhari has refused to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
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