The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has explained that the motion to override the president on the electoral act was stepped down because it was not properly presented.
Mr Gbajabiamila explained that the motion moved by Ben Igbakpa (PDP, Delta) to override President Muhammadu Buhari on section 84(8) of the Electoral Act was not consistent with the constitution and rules of the House.
Last week, Mr Igbakpa had raised a constitutional point of order on the inaction of the president on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill transmitted by the National Assembly on May 12.
The lawmaker had asked that the House should invoke Section 58(5) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) to override the president.
He added that the exclusion of statutory delegates from the Act had created a lacuna in it. In his ruling, the Speaker directed Mr Igbakpa to bring a substantive motion to that effect.