A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor ATTAHIRU JEGA has urged President MUHAMMADU BUHARI and the National Assembly to pass the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021, immediately.
JEGA said the passage of the bill would improve the integrity of elections in Nigeria and asked the BUHARI’S administration to do everything within its power to ensure that Nigeria goes into the next elections with a new bill.
The former INEC chairman further stated that the amendments are the first in the last 12 years, and withholding assent to the bill, over a clause, would, therefore, be detrimental to INECs ability to adequately prepare for coming elections
Recall that 36 recommendations had been made for the bill by INEC to the National Assembly, 31 of which were approved with little or no amendments.
Written by: Oluwapelumi Tutugbuwa