- There is reportedly trouble brewing at the National assembly over Senate's plot to override Buhari's veto of Electoral Act amendment
- About 46 of the 108 senators have signed a register to stop moves by the Senate to pass the amendments to the Electoral Act without Buhari’s assent
Out of the 108 senators, 46 have signed a register and are reportedly planning to resist the National Assembly’s plot to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on amendments to the Electoral Act.
Recall that the president had rejected the amendments to the Electoral Act which will see the presidential election coming last after the National Assembly, State Houses of Assembly and governorship elections.
The Nation reports that some supporters of the president are lobbying members of the House of Representatives to oppose the plot to override his veto and they are targeting about 260 members of the House.
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There are also reports that 21 governors on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) are lobbying to prevail on senators and representatives to retain the present order of elections.
The 46 senators formed a Parliamentary Support Group (PSG) to “push through their minority strength” in the Senate. In the group are 46 senators, who have subscribed to the new group and signed to reject plans to override the president’s veto on amendments to the Electoral Act.
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The group, which has held a series of meetings in the past two weeks, may hold another session in Abuja today.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that APC has made major moves to settle the rancour between the executive arm of the government and the National Assembly.
The Nation reports that the decision to send senior members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of APC to meet with the leaders of the National Assembly came after lawmakers threatened to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the Electoral Act amendment.
The national party chairman John Odigie-Oyegun, Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) chairman Abdulaziz Yari and other leaders of the party had intervened through meetings with the presidency officials and National Assembly’s leaders.
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