The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district at the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has listed three reasons overriding President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto will fail.
President Buhari had last week refused assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill for the third time.
There have been calls from some individuals and opposition political parties, mainly the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on the Senate to override Buhari’s veto.
But the lawmaker pointed out that the PDP lawmakers will not be able to muster the number needed to override Buhari.
He tweeted on Friday night, “The three obstacles to overriding the President are:(1)Most legislators are on campaign trails and as such attendance has been low.
“(2) Both the ruling party and the main opposition have no clear majority.
“(3) Some defected from sodom on their way to Damascus but found themselves in Gomorrah.”