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.
The member representing Oyo North in the red chamber under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, 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 16th 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.”