Senate Commends Buhari For Signing Electoral Act Amendment Bill

The Senate has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Electoral Bill which is now the legislative framework for the conduct of elections in Nigeria. 

A statement by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Ajibola Basiru Ph.D. congratulated the 9th Assembly for the innovative provisions in the Electoral Act that addressed obvious lapses that have inhibited credible elections in Nigeria. 

He identified the conduct of primaries, campaign expenses, use of technological devices in elections, electronic transmission of results, review results declared by an electoral officer under duress as some of the reforms introduced that will ensure the credibility of elections in Nigeria. 

He stated that the Senate has taken notice of Section 84(12) of the Act, especially the concerns raised by Mr. President, and assured Nigerians that the National Assembly will give the section the desired legislative attention.

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