Senators Divided Over Plot To Override PMB On Bills — Leadership Newspaper


There are indications of intense disagreement between senators and some members of the House of Representatives over plans to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on two bills he declined assent.

LEADERSHIP Sunday reports that a technical committee set up by the Senate and chaired by Sen David Umaru (APC, Niger East) to look into the matter of bills rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari and recommend the way forward had advised the National Assembly to override the president.

Of the 17 bills recently rejected by the president, the Senator Umaru-led committee agreed that the president had cogent reasons to decline assent to some of the bills, but that the Senate needed to override him  on two of the bills.

Consequently, the senators resolved to override the president on the two bills, and to repackage and send back to him 11 of the 17 bills he had returned to them, for his assent.

They also resolved to withdraw four bills because of the observations raised…

Source: Leadership Newspaper