The Director General of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo (SAN), says the Nigerian Senate cannot muster the number to override President Muhammadu Buhari on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
Concise News had reported earlier that the President had said in a letter sent to the National Assembly, that signing the bill into law could “create uncertainty and confusion during the forthcoming elections.”
President Buhari said an amendment to the law close to the election period may provide an opportunity for disruption and confusion in respect of which law governs the electoral process.
However, reacting to the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Senate to override the President, Keyamo said that the PDP was just grandstanding, noting that there was no need for any fear over the refusal of the president to assent to the electoral bill.
“The 2015 elections, which were adjudged by all, including the international observers, to be free and fair, were conducted using the 2010 Electoral Law,” Keyamo told Tribune.
“If that law is still extant, why the worry over the refusal of the president to assent to the Electoral Act (amendment bill)? He told reporters.
“The PDP said the Senate should override the president. They should go ahead if they can muster the number.
“They will have to debate it robustly and nobody is fighting because that is democracy. There is no need for fear.”