INEC Reacts As Buhari Signs Electoral Act
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has stated that it will make its opinion on the 2022 Electoral Amendment Bill, which was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, known on Saturday.
Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, said this in a statement issues from Abuja on Friday.
The commission’s submission, according to Okoye, will be made public following the INEC’s special meeting on Saturday.
He called the bill’s signing significant because it was the fourth time it had been cancelled and re-enacted since the multiparty democracy in 1999.
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He went on to say that the bill included numerous progressive elements that would make it easier to hold free, fair, and credible elections.
Okoye said. “Nigeria now has the Electoral Act 2022 which replaces the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).
“Together with the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the new act constitutes the principal law to govern the conduct of future elections, including the 2023 General Elections.
“Given the tight timelines contained in the new law, the commission fully appreciates the importance of proceeding with their implementation in earnest.
“Consequently, an extraordinary meeting of the commission is scheduled for tomorrow (Feb. 26) . Thereafter, a statement will be issued on the way forward,”
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