We therefore charge the National Assembly @nassnigeria to stand with Nigerians in the overall quest for credible elections by overriding President @MBuhari immediately on the bill. pic.twitter.com/NLiPPD8EpQ
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) September 3, 2018
Ologbondiyan said that Buhari’s veto did not come as a surprise, since his commitment to a free and fair 2019 election was “mere lip service”.
He said that it had become clear to Nigerians that the reasons adduced by the president for withholding assent to Bills were “lame excuses”.
“The clerical and drafting arguments put forward by President Buhari could not in any way outweigh the importance of amendments meant to engender free, fair, credible and transparent elections in 2019. “The PDP therefore charges the National Assembly to stand with Nigerians in the overall quest for credible elections by immediately overriding President Buhari on the bill.”