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PDP rep asks house to override Buhari on electoral bill

  Benjamin Ibakpa, member of the House of Representatives, has asked the house to override President Muhammadu Buhari for his refusal to ass...

 


Benjamin Ibakpa, member of the House of Representatives, has asked the house to override President Muhammadu Buhari for his refusal to assent to the amended Electoral Act, 2022.

 

The lawmaker representing Ethiope federal constituency of Delta state and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), spoke on the floor of the lower legislative chamber on Wednesday.

 

The national assembly had passed a bill seeking to enable statutory delegates to vote at party conventions and congresses.

 

The bill was subsequently transmitted to Buhari for assent on May 13.

 

But Buhari refused to assent to the bill, compelling political parties to use only elected delegates in the primaries.

 

The 1999 constitution empowers the national assembly — with two-third majority votes— to veto the president if he declines assent to a bill.

 

More to follow…

 

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