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New Electoral Bill has ended the era of rigging – Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

Senate Minority Leader and Senator representing Abia South, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has said that the new Electoral Bill signed into law by President Muhamnadu Buhari, has ended the era of rigging in the Nigeria electoral system.

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law. The President assented to the bill at past midday on Friday at a brief ceremony held at the Council Chamber of the Aso Villa in Abuja. The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, witnessed the signing of the bill.

Senator Abaribe who stated this while fielding questions from newsmen in Umuahia said the New Electoral Act would usher in the era of transparency and credibility in Nigeria elections.

Senator Abaribe who stated this while fielding questions from newsmen in Umuahia said the New Electoral Act would usher in the era of transparency and credibility in Nigeria elections.

“The game has changed, It will no longer be business as usual in the ways and means that elections are won.

“You can’t rig anymore. If you want to win, you win very well.”

The former Deputy Governor said that Section 84 of the Electoral Act which provides for electronic voting and transmission of results had put paid to rig.

Senator Abaribe who was at the state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP formally declared his intention to contests in the Abia governorship race.

He urged the PDP to ensure it gives its party to ” a winnable candidate”, assuring that if given the opportunity, he would not discriminate against any section of the state.

He advised PDP of giving its ticket to the unpopular candidates if the party would remain the ruling party in the state.

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