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PHOTOs: Buhari signs into law Electoral Amendment Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law shortly after he returned from Nasarawa state on a two-day working visit.

Commending the Bill in his address, President Buhari said; “In line with established tradition, I received inputs from relevant ministries, departments and agencies of government after careful and thorough reviews of the Bill and its implications to democratic processes in our country.

“It is gratifying to note that the current Bill comes with a great deal of improvement from the previous Electoral Bill 2021.

“There are salient and praiseworthy provisions that could positively revolutionize elections in Nigeria through the introduction of new technological innovations. These innovations would guarantee the constitutional rights of citizens to vote and to do so effectively.

“The Bill would also improve and engender clarity, effectiveness and transparency of the election process, as well as reduce to the barest minimum incidences of acrimony arising from dissatisfied candidates and political parties.

“These commendable efforts are in line with our policy to bequeath posterity and landmark legal framework that paves the way for credible and sound electoral process that we would all be proud of.

“Distinguished Senators and Honourable Members of the National Assembly, from the review it is my perspective that the substance of the Bill is both reformative and progressive. I am making this bold declaration because I foresee the great potentials of the Bill. Worthy of note include the democratic efficacy of the Bill with particular reference to sections 3, 9(2), 34, 41, 47, 84(9), (10) and (11) among others”.

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Photos of the event below:

PRESIDENT BUHARI SIGNS ELECTORAL BILL INTO LAW L-R; SGF Mr. Boss Mustapha, Chairman House committee on INEC, Hon Aisha Dukku. President Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Senate Dr Ahmad Lawan, Speaker Rt Hon Femi Gbajabiamila and Chairman Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Kabiru Gaya during the signing of Electoral Bill into Law at the State House Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. FEB 25TH 2022
PRESIDENT BUHARI SIGNS ELECTORAL BILL INTO LAW 00A. L-R; Chief of Staff to the President Prof Ibrahim Gambari, SGF Mr. Boss Mustapha, Chairman House committee on INEC, Hon Aisha Dukku. President Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Senate Dr Ahmad Lawan, Speaker Rt Hon Femi Gbajabiamila and Chairman Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Kabiru Gaya during the signing of Electoral Bill into Law at the State House Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. FEB 25TH 2022

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