Senator explains why senate failed to override Buhari on electoral bill

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Senator explains why senate failed to override Buhari on electoral bill

Senator representing Kwara north, Sadiq Umar has explained why the senate failed to override President Buhari after he refused to grant assent to the electoral bill. 

 

Addressing journalists in Ilorin on Friday December 24, Umar revealed that they don’t believe all the reason the President gave on refusal to grant assent to the bill.

 

He added that even if they overruled the President on the bill, it will be declared null and void because there has to be concurrence between the two chambers. 

 

The senator said; 

 

“What happened was that after the national assembly passed the electoral amendment act, the president wrote back to us giving reasons why he could not assent to it.

“We believe some of the reasons, some we don’t. For the senate, we were ready to override the president at that time.

“For us, we were prepared to do what we wanted to do but given our rules and constitutional provision, even if we eventually overruled the president in the senate, it…



Source: Linda Ikeji

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