Rejected electoral amendment bill top priority for 2022 – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has debunked reports that members of the National Assembly had begun the collection of signatures to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the Electoral Act amendment bill.

Gbajabiamila disclosed this during a brief with State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Speaker met the President alongside the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan.

He said, “We’re on a break right now. A collection of signatures is not something that is done when we’re on a break when everybody’s scattered. What I said very clearly, I made it abundantly clear at our last sitting, that we will look at the President’s veto and his reasons. And when we come back, it’s not something we’re going to do on a knee jerk.

“When we come back from our recess, there’s still ample time, we will decide one way or the other. Which way to go, the options are there. We will do what is right for the Nigerian people. And I made it very clear that we’re not going to throw away the baby with the bathwater,” the News Agency of Nigeria quoted Gbajabiamila as saying.

“Nigerians want it and Nigerians will get it. We may have tarried a little while. But by the time we come back, right, at least as far as the house, and I’m sure the Senate as well, it will be the first thing on our agenda, the very week we come back from recess.’’



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