Electoral Act: Consider overriding Buhari's veto now - PDP Governors charge National Assembly

1/17/2022 10:10:00 PM

Electoral Act: Consider overriding Buhari's veto now - PDP Governors charge National Assembly

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Electoral Act: Consider overriding Buhari 's veto now - PDP Governors charge National Assembly

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP , Governors’ Forum has called on the National Assembly to quickly conclude deliberations on the Electoral Act Amendment

The PDP Governors made the request at its regular meeting held in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Monday, being the first in 2022, where they also advised the lawmakers to delete the areas of complaints in the bill.The forum further wondered why the security operatives and the All Progressives Congress, APC-led government have failed to solve the security issues in parts of the country.

The PDP governors lamented the continued state of insecurity in the country, the persistent and ceaseless shedding of blood on a daily basis and the near collapse of the security situation in Nigeria.“The strategies to confront terrorists, kidnappers, bandits and other criminals is still a major problem of the APC administration,” the main opposition governors said.

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Bill and override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto as fast as possible if need be.by either overriding Mr President’s veto or deleting areas of complaints.Published 17 January 2022 The People’s Democratic Party’s Governors’ Forum has urged the National Assembly to override the veto of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.Samson Atekojo Usman Ahead of the National Assembly’s resumption tomorrow, January 18, the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, said on Monday that Senators would aggregate opinions arising from their consultations on the controversial Electoral Amendment Bill, which was vetoed by President Muhammadu Buhari before parliamentarians went on Christmas break.

The PDP Governors made the request at its regular meeting held in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Monday, being the first in 2022, where they also advised the lawmakers to delete the areas of complaints in the bill. The forum further wondered why the security operatives and the All Progressives Congress, APC-led government have failed to solve the security issues in parts of the country. Akwa Ibom govt. The PDP governors lamented the continued state of insecurity in the country, the persistent and ceaseless shedding of blood on a daily basis and the near collapse of the security situation in Nigeria. The Forum, in a nine-point communique issued in Government House, Port Harcourt, at the end of its first meeting in 2022, also regretted that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government destroyed the over a $550 billion economy handed it by the PDP in 2015 under President Goodluck Jonathan, saying it was unacceptable. “The strategies to confront terrorists, kidnappers, bandits and other criminals is still a major problem of the APC administration,” the main opposition governors said. The communique said in part, “The continued state of insecurity in the country, the persistent and ceaseless flow of Nigerians’ blood on a daily basis in many parts of Nigeria, the near-collapse of the security situation in Nigeria; the strategies to confront terrorists, kidnappers, bandits and other criminals is still a major problem of the APC administration. The Governors, therefore, called on the president to reconsider his position and consider decentralisation and restructuring of the security architecture as the most viable solution, together with proper arming, funding and training requirements for Security Agencies. According to the Senate President, the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) does not permit the upper chamber to exclusively take any action on such matters in the absence of the House of Representatives, since the latter has then embarked on recess.

Present in the meeting include Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Udom Emmanuel, Douye Diri, Samuel Ortom, Ifeanyi Okowa, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Nyesom Wike, Oluseyi Abiodun, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, and Bala Mohammed. “The Nigerian economy has continued to deteriorate and Nigerians have become numb and accustomed to bad economic news as exemplified by the inconsistent and differential exchange rate regime, high-interest rates, unsustainable unemployment figures and borrowing spree some of which have not been applied to important projects, and other bad economic indicators. He commended the new PDP National Working Committee for hitting the ground running with respect to repositioning the PDP into a credible vehicle for rescuing and rebuilding the nation, adding that Nigeria has been battered by bad economy, insecurity, unemployment and other social ills by the APC administration. Related Topics: .