The Nigerian Senate has stated that it will wait for the House of Representatives to resume before taking an official decision on the President’s refusal to assent to the Electoral Bill.
This was disclosed by the Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Wednesday.
The House of Reps is currently on holiday and will resume plenary in January.
What the Senate is saying
According to a report by Channels TV, Senators resumed plenary on Wednesday in a closed door meeting to discuss the President’s decision.
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan stated that lawmakers discussed President Buhari’s refusal to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
“Senators have decided to wait for their colleagues in the House of Representatives to resume before taking any action,” he said, citing constitutional processes that involves both houses.
He mentioned that the Senate in it’s own right will continue talks with stakeholders on the Electoral Bill.
In case you missed it
Nairametrics reported earlier that the 2021 Electoral Act Amendment Bill, which was Nigeria’s most heavily discussed bill ahead of the 2023 election was formally denied assent by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday,
Recall Nairametrics had reported earlier that Senator George Sekibo revealed that some senators have started compiling signatories to veto the President’ decision. This was disclosed by Senator George Sekibo.