Following President Buhari’s decision to not sign the Electoral Amendment Bill, Senators of the National Assembly are voting to impose their veto power in order to pass the bill.
Why it matters?
President Muhammadu Buhari earlier this week recommended to the lawmakers to remove the clauses surrounding direct primaries stating financial and security among many others as his reasons. Although the Governor’s support this decision, members of both the House of Assembly and House of Representatives do not agree with the President and the Governors.
Rivers East Senator George Sekibo, while speaking in an interview, said that most of the senators disagree with President Buhari’s decision and since they have the constitutional right to pass the bill, they would do that.
He added that “Almost everyone who spoke disagreed with the President. However, the Senate President tried to calm nerves and asked that we reconvene on Wednesday.”