Electoral Act: PDP senators keep mum as Saraki reads Buhari’s letter

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‎Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday kept mum as Senate President Bukola Saraki read the letter from President Muhammadu Buhari informing the Senate of his decision to withhold assent to Electoral Act amendment bill.

Some PDP senators at the weekend ‎hinted that they would move for the Senate to override the president over his decision.

But they kept mum yesterday after Saraki read the letter at yesterday’s plenary.

However, a senator told Daily Trust last night that the PDP lawmakers are likely to raise the issue between today and tomorrow on the floor of the Senate.

“Ordinarily, the matter has died, although the president’s letter was not supposed to be a subject of discussion immediately after it is read. But whatever they’re going to do, we in the APC are ready for them.

“Let’s wait and see what happens tomorrow (today) and on Thursday. They may still bring up the matter on the floor, but I’m sure they won’t succeed.

“I know Saraki himself wouldn’t want such a thing to come up because he is just managing to maintain peace in the Senate. If they come up with the issue, that means our peace accord will come to an end,” the senator said.

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