YIAGA Africa describes signing of Electoral Act Amendment Bill watershed in Nigeria’s democratic journey.
Written by News Room on February 27, 2022
A pressure group, the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth, and Advancement (YIAGA) Africa has described the signing of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill as a watershed in Nigeria’s democratic journey.
Executive Director of the pro-democracy group, Samson Itodo, said this on Thursday when he featured on National Television on the signing of the bill.
He said despite issues with some clauses in the bill, the lawmakers prioritised the issue and devoted resources to ensuring the Electoral Act Amendment Bill comes into force.
Buhari’s signing of the bill signaled the end to a rigorous process that saw inputs from relevant stakeholders. The Nigerian leader had late last year vetoed the bill, citing the direct primary clause.
— Nigeria Bar Association lauds President Muhammadu Buhari for signing Electoral Amendment Bill, 2021 into Law.
Meanwhile, The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Electoral Amendment Bill, 2021 into Law.
Chairman of the NBA Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL), Dr Onyekachi Ubani, gave the commendation on Friday in Lagos.
Ubani described the assent as a step in the right direction adding that the assent to the bill came at the right time, with the 2023 general elections underway.
On his part, a former Publicity Secretary of the NBA, Benin Branch, Mr Douglas Ogbankwa, described the law, as being a new vista in the electoral process.