PDP Urges N’Assembly to override Veto

National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan

Reacting to the development yesterday, the PDP said the veto would not stop Nigerians from voting Buhari out of office in 2019.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement, said the APC and Buhari were not ready for a free and fair election.

He stated, “They are afraid of contesting the election. They are not prepared for a free and fair election. So, they don’t want INEC or the National Assembly to bring in amendments that will guarantee free and fair election; that is why the President has refused to sign the amendment bill into law.

“Nigerians are ready to vote out Buhari under whatever guise he conducts that election. Whether he wants to guarantee a free and fair election or not, Nigerians are sick and tired of him and they will vote him out.”

He said that the clerical and drafting arguments put forward by the president could not in any way outweigh the importance of amendments meant to engender a free, fair, credible and transparent elections in 2019.

Ologbondiyan stressed, “It is now manifestly clear to Nigerians that all the reasons adduced by President Buhari for withholding his assent in the past were lame excuses.

“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.”