A political think tank led by a former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili under the aegis of #FixPolitics on Monday, called on the National Assembly to carefully consider the bill seeking to repeal the Electoral Act 2010 which is currently before it.
The organisation made the call in a document addressed to the joint Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Independent National Electoral Commission and Electoral Matters.
The joint committee had called for a public hearing on ‘A Bill for an Act to Repeal the Electoral Act No. 6, 2010 (as amended) and Enact the Independent National Electoral Commission Act 2020, to regulate the conduct of Federal, State and Area Council elections for Related Matters’.
A statement from the document entitled: ‘FixPolitics’ Electoral Bill Memorandum (Position and Recommendations)’, addressed to the joint committee, signed by the spokesperson of #FP, Ozioma Ubabukoh, hinted that some sections of the Act were weak, problematic and filled with irregularities, hence its position and recommendations,
He said, “Our position and recommendations are to engage the existing political order to produce sustained change that guarantees democratic progress and wellbeing of the people.”
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