Senate To Pass Electoral Reform Bill In 1st Quarter Of 2021

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Nigeria’s Senate is working assiduously to ensure the Electoral Reforms Bill in the first quarter of 2021 according to the senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

Lawan who made the remarks while declaring open a Public Hearing on a Bill for an Act to Repeal the Electoral Act No. 6 2010 (as amended) and enact the Independent National Electoral Commission Act 2020. The event which was held at the National Assembly complex in Abuja was jointly organised by the Senate Committee on INEC and the House Committee on Electoral Matters.

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‘I said that about two weeks ago quite rightly and we mean it. People may choose to accuse us for any other thing but not what we do here. We remain committed to all the issues we have considered important in our Legislative Agenda.’

‘Without anybody holding us responsible, we have achieved most not those things that we have set as targets and the Electoral Act amendment is one of those targets.’

‘By the Grace of God, we will work so hard to pass it before the end of the first quarter of next year,’ Lawan said.
Electoral Act 6 2010 (as amended) is an Electoral Act that repealed the Electoral Act No. 2 2004 and independent National Electoral Commision Act, Cap. 15, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to regulate the conduct of Federal, State and Area Council elections.’

 

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