Bishop Yahaya said if the Senators know that the National Assembly is the oxygen of democracy, they should do the right thing; override Mr President and pass the bill into law.
He said the refusal of Mr President to sign the bill is one of the indices that Nigeria has not started practising democracy and that the political system is doomed for it because of self-centeredness.
“It is only in Nigeria that people easily die in elections. Ballot box stuffing and snatching do happen. It is only in Nigeria that terrorists will be busy killing people in their thousands. We don’t have thirty-six thousand police to go and quell the problem of human degradation.
“Democracy is the voice of the majority. How can you explain the flimsy reasons given for not signing the Electoral Act? I think there will be a rethink and the right thing will be done so that for the first time, Nigeria will say there will be a free and fair election. This government cannot deliver anything to Nigerians. How can they not for once give Nigerians an electoral process that is the acceptable world?
“I am talking to the National Assembly members. I am not talking to Mr President because he had already told us his mind that he is not going to sign the electoral bill. The National Assembly should put signatures together to override Mr President.
“There is a way we have hijacked the political process in Nigeria. And if the National Assembly wants the people to clap for them, and the name rubber stamp is removed from them, it is time to show it. Nigerians are clamouring and crying that the electoral bill is signed into law. If the National Assembly know that they are the oxygen of democracy, they should do the right thing; override Mr President and pass it into law.
“My Christmas message is very simple at this daring time, very difficult time, very tensed time, very unpredictable time, bloodletting time, insecurity is all over the nation, my message is that we are receiving the prince of peace, and therefore the message is peace. It is about the Prince of peace. We want peace in our nation. We want peace in our State. We want peace in the world, in our homes, we want peace in our relationship. We want peace everywhere.
“Therefore I call on all aggrieved persons that what they are doing; wasting human lives will never bring peace. The only thing that can bring peace is when we recognise and respect the Prince of peace. It will bring peace in Nigeria, heaven and earth, it can bring peace in our world. This is my Christmas message. The Prince of Peace is born, and I wish our world the peace that passes human understanding,” he said.