PDP Urges NASS To Override Buhari’s Veto

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged the National Assembly to
save the country’s democracy by immediately overriding President
Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the amendment of the Electoral Act.
PDP said “this legislative action has become imperative, as the
President’s decision is a calculated attempt to hold the nation to
ransom, inject crisis into the electoral process and ultimately scuttle
the conduct of next year’s general elections, seeing that there is no
way he can win in a free and fair contest.”
In a statement by its
National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party noted that
Buhari’s repeated refusal to sign amendments passed to check rigging in
the election raises issues of his sincerity of purpose and has the
capacity to trigger political unrest and violence, which can, in turn,
truncate the country’s democracy.
It urged Nigerians “to note that
this is the fourth time Buhari is withholding assent on the amendment
without any cogent reason.