Reps Bow To Buhari, To Reconsider Electoral Bill

The House of Representatives has bowed to pressure from President Muhammadu Buhari and has now announced it will reconsider the electoral amendment bill.
This comes after the bill was rejected by Buhari.
Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House, on Tuesday 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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