I find it hard to believe that we are still debating whether the President will assent to the reworked electoral Act Amendment Bill which was sent back to him when the previous one was rejected by our man from Daura. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is torn between the devil and the deep blue sea as the waiting game continues. With few months to the next general elections, we still don’t have a clear-cut road map on how the process will pan out and the relevant laws that will guide the exercise.
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The CNPP made the call for the signing of the Bill in a statement issued on Thursday by its Secretary General, Willy Ezugwu.
The Bill is due to be delivered to President Muhammadu Buhari today (Monday) for his assent.
The re-amendment was sequel to a motion on “rescission on clause 84 of the Electoral Act No. 26 2010 (Amendment) Bill, 2022 and Committal to the Committee of the Whole.”
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, made the disclosure on Tuesday at the resumption of plenary session.
The Senate’s decision was sequel to the refusal President Buhari to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill in November 2021.
Nigeria’s strength as a nation and its status as one of the wealthiest economies in Africa with one of its highest standards of living owes above all to its proud democratic processes, which are enshrined in the Electoral Act of 2010.
Lawan made this known after the upper chamber rose from a closed session to deliberate on the President’s decision.
The CNPP made the demand in a statement issued by its Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu, on Sunday.
Wike stated this on Wednesday in a statement issued by Kelvin Ebiri, his Special Assistant on Media, in Port Harcourt.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission, Kabiru Gaya, revealed this on Thursday
The party said this in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday in Abuja.
The upper chamber had constituted a seven-man conference committee to meet with members of the House of Representatives Conference Committee to harmonise the differences in the Senate and House versions of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, made the observation in a statement on Wednesday.
The committee will meet with that of House of Representatives to harmonise the 2021 Electoral Act Amendment Bill passed by both chambers of the National Assembly
INEC’s position comes after the refusal to allow for electronic transmission of results in the Electoral Act.
Eighty senators were in the chambers when the Call for Division on the issue was made on Thursday.
Gbajabiamila said this when he reacted to a point on matters of privilege by Rep. Ugouna Ozurigbo (APC-Imo)at Tuesday’s plenary on Tuesday in Abuja.
Lawan gave the assurance on Tuesday while fielding questions after delivering a lecture at the National Defence College Course 29 Programme in Abuja.
Yakubu made the call at the inauguration of the Joint Technical Committee on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill on Friday in Abuja.