Thursday August 11, 2022 7:27 PM

NASS making efforts to amend Electoral Act – Lawan

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has revealed that efforts are ongoing  National Assembly to amend the electoral act.

He made this remark on Tuesday at plenary, following a matter of National importance brought by Sen. Yahaya Abdullahi (PDP-Kebbi),

According to him, the judgment by the Supreme Court on Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act is a good judgment that vindicates the National Assembly.

He added that necessary amendment of the Act would strengthen it ahead of the 2023 general elections.

“Let me say that this is one major landmark judgment by the Supreme Court, that the National Assembly had done their job and the court upheld it.

“The idea of what method of primaries should be adopted at the moment is entirely left for the political parties to decide.

“But as we implement the electoral act 2022, we are supposed to be very observant of the strengths and weaknesses of the law.

“This law is supposed to improve on the electoral processes and procedures in our country.

“So, it is for us to ensure that where there are weaknesses, we try to come up with measures, amendments to deal with the issues of weaknesses in the law.

“And, I’m sure it will come full circle when the 2023 elections are held.

“I have no doubt in my mind that all of us in the National Assembly, not only in the Senate, but in the House as well, feel that we must do everything and everything possible to make this electoral act serve the purpose for which it was passed and assented

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