Electoral Act Amendment Bill
4 days ago
Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Dr. Salihu Lukman and Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama, have applauded the Senate’s endorsement of electronic transmission of results ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The Senate has constituted a Conference Committee for the 2021 Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
Disturbed by the stream of violence, bloodshed and other electoral malfeasances that have characterised the electoral process, the National Assembly in 2019 initiated moves to tackle these challenges through a rejig of the Electoral Act.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, says the National Assembly is working towards passing the Electoral Act Amendment Bill in the next two weeks.
As Senate prepares to pass the Electoral Act amendment bill on Tuesday, the sudden emergence of a strange Section 50(2), which completely outlaws transmission of votes by electronic means, is generating tension among lawmakers.
The Senate on Wednesday rolled out series of activities to celebrate what it called modest achievements in its last two years.
A group, The Electoral Hub (TEH), has described the “delay or refusal” by National Assembly to pass the Electoral Act Amendment Bill as an attempt by politicians to manipulate the electoral system
15 Jan 2020
All over the world, National Electoral Bills are often the subject of debate and disagreement until ultimately majority of the lawmakers say yes to the bill and subsequently pass it to the President to append his signature.
22 Dec 2018
The Catholic Action Nigeria has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for declining to sign the 2018 Electoral Act Amendment Bill.It charged the President, to as a matter of great national interest, rethink his decision or expect increased demands for him to resign even before the 2019 general elections.
10 Dec 2018
The Director of Media of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, said the inclusion of some 'suspicious' provisions into the Electoral Act amendment bill remained a rationale behind the President’s Muhammadu Buhari decision not to assent the bill. Keyamo made the allegation on Sunday in reaction to claims that Buhari declined to assent to the…
8 Dec 2018
Following his veto of the fourth amendment made to the Electoral Act 2010 and sent to him last month, President Muhammadu Buhari, in a letter addressed to the Senate President, tagged, ‘Presidential Decision to Decline Assent to the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018,’ has stated reasons for his action.
8 Dec 2018
The opposition Political Parties under the umbrella of Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) have warned the federal government on the negative impact of not assenting to amendments to Nigeria’s Electoral Act as contained in the Electoral Act Amendment Bill (2018) before next year’s general elections, saying that the situation would endanger the deepening of…