Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on elections sequence on Tuesday, members of the House and senators were consulting on the next line of action.

A member, who spoke to PUNCH on condition of anonymity said, “The President has played his own part.

“He kept to the constitutional provision of within 30 days by writing to the National Assembly.

“On our part, we have to consult. This is not the type of issue you rush to take decisions.

“The consultations will cut across party and zonal caucuses for members to take a position on the next line of action.”

The Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Abdulrazak Namdas, had told The PUNCH earlier that the legislature would override the President’s veto.

Namdas had stated, “For now, the bill has gone to Mr. President and we are waiting for his response. If his response is that he won’t sign, we are ready to override his veto.

“I can assure you that in both chambers of the National Assembly, we will get the required two-thirds majority to override the veto.”


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