YIAGA Africa, has scheduled a town hall meeting in which participants will discuss the electoral bill – Yiaga Africa is a non-profit civic hub committed to the promotion of democratic governance, human rights and civic engagement.
The event, which is scheduled to hold physically and virtually on January 16, will serve as a platform for INEC officials, political party representatives, civil society organisations and other national stakeholders to deliberate on the bill.
YIAGA Africa in a statement said, the Town Hall Meeting is to discuss key provisions of the Electoral Bill 2021 and their implications for election management, election security, electoral integrity and voter participation as well as legislative and executive action required to conclude the amendment process.
NewsWireNGR recalls that, on December 21 2021, President Buhari declined assent to the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill which is designed to increase participation in Nigeria’s electoral processes by making it more credible, transparent and inclusive.
The organisation says the signing of this bill into law is critical to increasing citizen participation in democratic processes as well as guaranteeing the credibility and transparency of our elections, especially as the 2023 General Election approaches.
“This Town Hall Meeting discusses the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill and what the National Assembly must do to ensure becomes law as soon as possible”. the statement reads in parts.
All invited guests are to be seated by 6pm
The town hall meeting will hold by 7pm at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja. The meeting will also be aired on local television stations.