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It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by handie(m): 1:58am On Dec 22, 2018
Some senators and members of the
House of Representatives on Friday
said it was no longer feasible to start
and complete the process of overriding
President Muhammadu Buhari’ s veto
on the 2018 Electoral Act Amendment
Bill .
Members of the Peoples Democratic
Party in the Senate had faulted
Buhari’s decision to withhold assent to
the document, alleging that it was a
ploy by the ruling All Progressives
Congress to rig next year’ s general
elections.
They had resolved to reach out to some
aggrieved APC senators in order to get
the two- thirds votes needed to
override the President.
But the senators appeared to have
dropped the idea as of Friday
afternoon when all the senators who
spoke with SATURDAY PUNCH off and
on record, across both parties ,
expressed doubts about the possibility
of going ahead with the plan.
The federal lawmakers specifically
cited the timing of such an action and
the mood of the country as reasons the
action would fail .
A prominent member of the PDP in the
red chamber and Chairman , Senate
Committee on Banking, Insurance and
other Financial Institutions , Senator
Rafiu Ibrahim , described the refusal of
Buhari to sign the document as
unfortunate.
He lamented that effort by well -
meaning members of the National
Assembly and other stakeholders to
ensure free , fair and credible polls in
2019 had been defeated with the
President’s action.
Ibrahim said , “ I don ’ t think it’s
feasible to attempt that (override
Buhari’s assent) again . The President
didn’t sign the bill and it is highly
unfortunate because the election
would have been more transparent
with the new law in place.
“ Obviously now , his party men in the
National Assembly will toe the same
line with him. So it’ s almost impossible
to achieve the override now . ”
Also the APC member representing
Oyo North in the red chamber, Senator
Abdulfatai Buhari, said any attempt by
the PDP lawmakers to start the process
of overriding the president will be too
difficult because the time was too close
to the general elections.
He said , “ It will be exactly four weeks
to the general elections by the time we
will resume in January . It is a process
that requires a lot of preparations,
planning and lobbying.
“ It (overriding the President) cannot
work since we are resuming on the
16 th when the election will be just a
month ahead . How do we now pass an
electoral act that will be used for the
same election? INEC needs no
distraction at this level. The time is too
close .”
An opposition senator from the North -
West, who spoke on condition of
anonymity , also agreed that it would
be difficult to commence such a
process on resumption in January .
“ It is not feasible because it is too
close to the election. It is supposed to
have been done immediately the
President returned it; but honestly , the
mood to carry out such an action is no
longer there now . ”
A senator from the South - South
geopolitical zone , who also spoke on
condition of anonymity , said going
ahead with the plan would amount to
a waste of precious time.
He said , “ I am not even sure that
many of our colleagues would actually
resume in January . So , getting the
required number to override the
President is simply, impossible . ”
Another senator from the South - East
geopolitical zone, who would also not
have his name disclosed, said , “ We
already know that we can ’t override
the President again . INEC should just
ensure a credible poll to avoid crisis .”
Calls made to the mobile line of the
Senate spokesperson, Senator Ben
Murray- Bruce , did not connect and he
had yet to reply to a text message sent
to him on the issue as of the time of
filing this report .
In this vein, some members of the
House of Representatives have
expressed doubt about the likelihood
of applying the proposed law in the
conduct of the 2019 General Elections .
Speaking with one of our
correspondents on Friday, the
Chairman of the House Committee on
Media and Public Affairs , Mr
Abdulrazak Namdas, said the
legislature no longer had time to either
amend the bill as demanded by the
President or override his veto before
the elections.
Namdas said , “ It is a difficult moment .
The mere fact that we are on break
and we won ’ t resume until the 16 th of
January , one month to our elections, I
am not sure anything meaningful can
come out of it.”
A senior member in the House, who
did not want his name in print, also
said it would be impossible to veto the
bill, with the APC still maintaining
majority in the chamber.
The lawmaker said , “ It will not come
back again , and if it does , it will die
because it will be based on
partisanship and the APC members
will never support it. Also, because of
the limited time, we cannot pass it
when election is close by. It is not
possible.”
Source: https://punchng.com/its-late-to-override-presidents-veto-on-electoral-bill-lawmakers/
Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by handie(m): 1:59am On Dec 22, 2018
If the NASS were really serious about the bill, they had over 3 years in the house..... Why wait till the last minute before introducing the bill? Moreover, with the current state of the relationship between the executive and legislature, such bill will be viewed with utmost suspicion and everything would be done to frustrated it. If the NASS is really serious about the electoral bill and it's contribution to deepening of the democracy we currently enjoy, let them reintroduce the bill after elections........... YOU DON'T CHANGE THE RULES OF THE GAME MIDWAY

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by MANNABBQGRILLS: 2:08am On Dec 22, 2018
Quote: Any attempt by
the PDP lawmakers to start the process
of overriding the president will be too
difficult because the time was too close
to the general elections.
He said , “ It will be exactly four weeks
to the general elections by the time we
will resume in January . It is a process
that requires a lot of preparations,
planning and lobbying.
It (overriding the President) cannot
work since we are resuming on the
16 th when the election will be just a
month ahead . How do we now pass an
electoral act that will be used for the
same election? INEC needs no
distraction at this level. The time is too
close. Unquote.

4 + 4 = 8.
Chikena!

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by ct2: 4:41am On Dec 22, 2018
Nigeria must be better in Jesus name

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by akilo1: 4:45am On Dec 22, 2018
Oh God.. bunch of thieves calling themselves lawmakers, in a sane country, no one dare to boo a sitting president when presenting budget even when the house is divided into factions nor any factions chatting baba second tenure...who do this to us? a criminal who refused to enter USA on a friendly basis just as he is traveling to Dubai is warming up to become a president...until he visit US , he can't be trusted, the lack of saraki and co will be retired from politics 2019 as these thieves can no longer represent 190 millions Nigerians..enough is enough...and those lazy youth trying to quote me, arque with your keyboard..una mumu never do?

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by AdesegunSanni89: 4:46am On Dec 22, 2018
PDP, the party of FOOLS. Only noise, no brain

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by madridguy(m): 4:49am On Dec 22, 2018
Wailers how market shocked

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by kollinpowel(m): 4:50am On Dec 22, 2018
Bunch of Congress.
Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by chriskosherbal(m): 4:54am On Dec 22, 2018
Hmm Nigeria


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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by chocolatelady(f): 4:56am On Dec 22, 2018
For those of u calling PMB dullard, u have to repent becos he is smarter than Saraki and his cohorts in the National Assembly. He will never make the mistake of saying that he was ok with whomever comes out as the senate president. Once bitten, twice shy. PDP and their plans in Dubai has failed with the continous rejection of the bill by PMB. They thought that he will sign it and thats one of the reasons why they booed him during budget presentation . Ride on my preaident. Insha Allah, 20)9 is sure. God bless PMB, God bless PYO, God bless nairalanders, God bless NIgeria!

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by Highsigher(m): 5:01am On Dec 22, 2018
chocolatelady:
For those of u calling PMB dullard, u have to repent becos he is smarter than Saraki and his cohorts in the National Assembly. He will never make the mistake of saying that he was ok with whomever comes out as the senate president. Once bitten, twice shy. PDP and their plans in Dubai has failed with the continous rejection of the bill by PMB. They thought that he will sign it and thats one of the reasons why they booed him during budget presentation . Ride on my preaident. Insha Allah, 20)9 is sure. God bless PMB, God bless PYO, God bless nairalanders, God bless NIgeria!

Your head is there

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by Peacemaker5128: 5:04am On Dec 22, 2018
They can be assisted by IPOB yoots to make up the number

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by 34webers(m): 5:10am On Dec 22, 2018
All these illiterate Ipob miscreants shouting like confused baboons that buhari jubrin must sign the electoral amendment act will be like

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by 34webers(m): 5:11am On Dec 22, 2018
chocolatelady:
For those of u calling PMB dullard, u have to repent becos he is smarter than Saraki and his cohorts in the National Assembly. He will never make the mistake of saying that he was ok with whomever comes out as the senate president. Once bitten, twice shy. PDP and their plans in Dubai has failed with the continous rejection of the bill by PMB. They thought that he will sign it and thats one of the reasons why they booed him during budget presentation . Ride on my preaident. Insha Allah, 20)9 is sure. God bless PMB, God bless PYO, God bless nairalanders, God bless NIgeria!
Correct man

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by AngryRebel: 5:13am On Dec 22, 2018
madridguy:
Wailers how market shocked
Na both morning n night shift una dey do now?

Ontop 30k shocked shocked shocked

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by madridguy(m): 5:16am On Dec 22, 2018
Election is around so all men on duty 24/7 to counter the satanic party.
You care to join BMC FC?

AngryRebel:
Na both morning n night shift una dey do now?

Ontop 30k shocked shocked shocked

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by kurupt1: 5:17am On Dec 22, 2018
Peacemaker5128:
They can be assisted by IPOB yoots to make up the number
Your hatred will kill u.......well man hates what he can't understand.

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by 34webers(m): 5:18am On Dec 22, 2018
Pdpigz and their ipob miscreants are bunch of illiterates. No wonder they can't read their statement in the court.

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by helinues: 5:19am On Dec 22, 2018
Even if it is not late, how are they going to organise 2/3 of both chambers?

More than 500 bills are still unpassed . Channel your energy on that.

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by marhoinspire: 5:20am On Dec 22, 2018
thy can't try it.
not when General BUHARI is still in power.

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by clapbest(m): 5:21am On Dec 22, 2018
Well worthy to note is the fact the APC will never want a free and credible election history will rather repeat itself
Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:22am On Dec 22, 2018
akilo1:
Oh God.. bunch of thieves calling themselves lawmakers, in a sane country, no one dare to boo a sitting president when presenting budget even when the house is divided into factions nor any factions chatting baba second tenure...who do this to us? a criminal who refused to enter USA on a friendly basis just as he is traveling to Dubai is warming up to become a president...until he visit US , he can't be trusted, the lack of saraki and co will be retired from politics 2019 as these thieves can no longer represent 190 millions Nigerians..enough is enough...and those lazy youth trying to quote me, arque with your keyboard..una mumu never do?
God bless you for this true words Akilo.

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:22am On Dec 22, 2018
marhoinspire:
thy can't try it.
not when General BUHARI is still in power.

CONFIRM!

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:23am On Dec 22, 2018
chocolatelady:
For those of u calling PMB dullard, u have to repent becos he is smarter than Saraki and his cohorts in the National Assembly. He will never make the mistake of saying that he was ok with whomever comes out as the senate president. Once bitten, twice shy. PDP and their plans in Dubai has failed with the continous rejection of the bill by PMB. They thought that he will sign it and thats one of the reasons why they booed him during budget presentation . Ride on my preaident. Insha Allah, 20)9 is sure. God bless PMB, God bless PYO, God bless nairalanders, God bless NIgeria!
Hugs sis

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by Computergloba: 5:23am On Dec 22, 2018
sad
Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by 34webers(m): 5:27am On Dec 22, 2018
clapbest:
Well worthy to note is the fact the APC will never want a free and credable election history will rather repeat itself
CREDABLE indeed. Pdpigz and their ipob miscreants are bunch of illiterates. No wonder they couldn't read their own statement in the court.

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by DanXplore(m): 5:29am On Dec 22, 2018
I have said it and will still say it again. Buhari might have made mistakes in his government, I wish we could have another president. I have assessed this man called Atiku and I am convinced he is NOT a better replacement for Buhari. I will rather have Buhari remain in power

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:33am On Dec 22, 2018
clapbest:
Well worthy to note is the fact the APC will never want a free and credable election history will rather repeat itself
Credable kwa?!....and this is one of the people calling the president of everyone in his family an illiterate o!

Better log out and go carry your gala carton, enter street hustle!

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by Afamed: 5:41am On Dec 22, 2018
clapbest:
Well worthy to note is the fact the APC will never want a free and credable election history will rather repeat itself
You see your life. Lazy youth

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by Afamed: 5:42am On Dec 22, 2018
chocolatelady:
For those of u calling PMB dullard, u have to repent becos he is smarter than Saraki and his cohorts in the National Assembly. He will never make the mistake of saying that he was ok with whomever comes out as the senate president. Once bitten, twice shy. PDP and their plans in Dubai has failed with the continous rejection of the bill by PMB. They thought that he will sign it and thats one of the reasons why they booed him during budget presentation . Ride on my preaident. Insha Allah, 20)9 is sure. God bless PMB, God bless PYO, God bless nairalanders, God bless NIgeria!
Gbam. Well said.

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Re: It’s Late To Override President’s Veto On Electoral Bill –lawmakers by contigiency(m): 5:49am On Dec 22, 2018
When you tell them that buhari is more educated, exposed, matured, smart and above all, understands this politics far better than all of them put together, they come after your head, insult you and call you all sorts of unprintable names. They say the man is an illiterate and a dullard, yet he keeps beating them in their game as many times as they come up with anyone.

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