Electoral bill: Reps bow to Buhari, to reconsider

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On Tuesday the House of Representatives will reconsider the electoral amendment bill that was rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House, said the lawmakers will list the bill for reconsideration on Wednesday.

It would be recalled that in December, President Buhari rejected the bill due to the direct primaries clause in it.

Following the rejection, there have been calls for the lawmakers to override the president. In his speech, Gbajabimaila said the president will not sign the bill in the present form. He noted that the lawmakers have two options, either veto the president or reconsider the bill.

He said the bill will be reintroduced on Wednesday, while also refuting the argument put forward by the President for rejecting the bill.

Following his speech, the House dissolved into a closed door session.

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