Senator George Sekibo, a federal legislator, stated on Tuesday, that certain senators are intending to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision on the Electoral Act bill. ayokinews.com reports
He claims they have gathered 73 signatures to override the President’s veto at the Senate.
To pass the bill, the Senate’s 109 members will need a two-thirds majority.
President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier written to the National Assembly on Tuesday, informing them of his decision to veto the Electoral Act bill.
After a comprehensive assessment, the President based his decision on input from relevant Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of the government.
He claimed that bringing the bill into law would have major legal, financial, economic, and security ramifications for Nigeria, especially given the country’s unique characteristics.
The letter was read aloud on the Senate floor on Tuesday, causing Senator Sekibo to request a closed-door session.
After the closed-door meeting, Sekibo confirmed the expected veto from the lawmaker.
The Senate seating was adjourned to Wednesday 23, 2021.