Tag: Electoral Act

Electoral Act: There’s no perfect law, can be amended in future — Presidency

The Presidency has said that the controversial Electoral Act Amendment Bill and the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB recently passed by the National Assembly can be submitted for amendment in future, noting “there is no perfect law”. This was stated by the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National[Read More…]

House of Reps back-pedal, pledge to include e-collation clause in Electoral Bill

The members of the House of Representatives have resolved to include a clause that allows the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to collate results electronically in the new Electoral Act Amendments Bill. Recall that the National Assembly (NASS) has over the past few days been criticized over an alleged plan to[Read More…]

Senate President says NASS will pass Electoral Act Amendment Bill in 2 weeks

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, says the National Assembly is working towards passing the Electoral Act Amendment Bill in the next two weeks. Lawan said this at the inauguration of Mr Abimbola Yusuf, as Chief Commissioner of the Public Complaints Commission (PCC) and 37 other Commissioners from the 36[Read More…]

“We have to create opportunities for women to thrive in politics” – Femi Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has advocated the inclusion of provisions in the country’s constitution to guarantee a “more equal” society where both men and women could contribute to development.He noted that doing so was the only way Nigeria could achieve the success it desired,[Read More…]

Electoral Act amendment bill will be submitted this February – National Assembly

The National Assembly says it would submit the Electoral Act Amendment Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent before the end of February. Chairman, Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC) Senator Kabiru Gaya disclosed this when he spoke to journalists in Abuja. “We are doing the Electoral[Read More…]

Ekiti 2014: APC Is Breaking The Electoral Law – PDP

Our attention has been drawn to media publications deliberately sponsored by the APC today, June 21, 2014 being the Ekiti State governorship election day, against our party and our candidate in the election. This action of the APC is unlawful and in clear breach of the provisions of the Electoral Act which[Read More…]

Supplementary Polls: APC Alleges INEC Failure To Comply With Electoral Act

During the Press briefing held by the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega Friday, announcing the date for the Anambra Governorship supplementary elections – Jega did ask the aggrieved parties to provide evidence to warrant the cancellation of the process- Trust the  national Publicity Secretary[Read More…]