Former Chairman of INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, advises National Assembly and President Buhari to immediately pass Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021.
Written by News Room on January 17, 2022
Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has advised the National Assembly and President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately pass the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021.
Professor Jega, who said this while speaking to newsmen, also disclosed that the passage of the bill will go a long way in improving the integrity of Nigeria’s elections.
He, therefore, asked the federal government to do everything possible to ensure that the country goes into the next election with a new bill.
While the debate over the choice of direct and indirect mode of primaries still lingers, Professor Jega noted that the bill contains a lot of new amendments that are important to the integrity of the electoral process.
It would be recalled that 36 recommendations had been made for the bill by INEC to the National Assembly, however 31 of them have been approved with little or no amendments.