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NEWS UPDATE: Ekweremadu hails signing of Electoral Act

NEWS UPDATE: Ekweremadu hails signing of Electoral Act

Previous Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has actually applauded the finalizing into law of the Electoral Act Repeal and Re-enactment Costs, explaining it as a breakthrough for the country’s democracy.

Ekweremadu, who explained the journey to the brand-new electoral law as “rather discouraging”, nevertheless, put encomiums on the civil society, media, and Nigerians for defending the country’s democracy.

” I have actually become part of the country’s electoral reform for over ten years, however I should admit that the journey to the 2021 Electoral Act was without a doubt the most discouraging.

” After the significant electoral reform of 2010 that likewise included modifications to the 1999 Constitution to, to name a few, unlock to innovation in our electoral system, check some executive excesses, adjustments by political celebrations, and correct the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) through monetary and administrative autonomy, our expectation after modifications to the Electoral Act in 2015 was that the brand-new administration would support the National Assembly to additional correct our electoral laws and system.

” Sadly, 4 times, the modifications were declined in the 8th National Assembly, obviously warded off by narrow, partisan interests and aspirations.

” The efforts in the existing National Assembly likewise dealt with comparable difficulties, however it is heart-warming that it has actually lastly materialised with the governmental assent.

” Definitely, we didn’t get all we promoted in the brand-new law, however it is however a breakthrough for our electoral system and I praise all, who played a part in it.

” With the electronic transmission of election outcomes, early main elections, and sufficient time for INEC to get ready for elections, to name a few advancements, our elections will never ever be the very same once again and more Nigerians will be motivated to exercise their franchise, understanding that their votes will now count”, he stated.

Ekweremadu hails signing of Electoral Act

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