The Nigerian media space was during the week inundated with the news of the passage of the Electoral Amendment Bill, which seeks to repeal and re-enact the 2010 Electoral Act and the controversy that greeted the amendment of the Section 52(3) of the bill, which borders on electronic transmission of results.
Opinion:1 Problem We May Witness Amid Senator Kalu's Recent Suggestion To INEC On The 2023 Elections
Ahead of the 2023 presidential election which will be taking place barely 2 years from now, the two-term former governor of Abia state and the current Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the need to conduct the 2023 election in one day in order to reduce the cost of the activities that come with it as well as reduce the chances of the election getting rigged according to a report from The Cable.
The Electoral Amendment bill is designed to ensure the conduct of future Nigerian elections are done in transparency and accountability. As expected during public hearing, the bill led to debate and disagreement following reports of alleged manipulation by some lawmakers. There were reports of moves by the lawmakers to omit and change key amendment in the Electoral bill, including the use of electronic transmission of results of an election.
While many applaud the recent electoral amendment bill passed by the Red Chamber, Nigeria may not be ready. Amidst a stiffened atmosphere, the National Assembly on Thursday, 15th of July, 2021 passed the electoral act amendment bill despite discord over clause 52(3) that almost shred the upper parliament into pieces.
After The Confirmation Of Abdulrasheed Bawa As EFCC Chairman, See What Dino Melaye Asks Senate To Do
THE Senate on Wednesday confirmed Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), where 19 senasors questioned the 40-year-old investigator and lawyer on how he will run the affairs of the EFCC.
(Opinion) Electoral Act Amendment Bill and the E-transmission quagmire -putting things in perspective
The saga of the Electoral Amendment Bill precedes the current 9th National Assembly and we have to go way before it to get a complete story. To my mind, the need for a reformation of our electoral laws became apparent from the outset of our democracy in 1999.
The Nigeria House of Representatives has passed the Electoral Amendment Bill after opposition lawmakers left the National Assembly Chambers in disagreement. This is coming after the Senate also passed the long-awaited Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021 on Thursday at the floor of the house. The lower chamber by this have removed the controversial section 52(3) of the bill that deals with the electronic transmission of election results.
SEVENTY civil society organizations warned on Monday that the National Assembly's refusal to include electronic transfer of election results, as well as relevant amendments to electoral laws to empower the Independent National Electoral Commission to determine election mode, could spell the end of the 2023 general elections.