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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that efforts will be made by the National Assembly to amend the electoral act to serve as safeguard against weaknesses identified in the law. Lawan made this known in a short remark on Tuesday during plenary, following a matter of national importance brought to the floor by…

Senate Rejects Amendment to Electoral Act

The Senate, on Wednesday, rejected the Executive request by President Muhammadu Buhari to amend the Electoral Act signed into law on the 25th February, 2022. This followed the failure of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill to scale through second reading on the floor during plenary. The move to reject the bill was signaled by a…

Allow Eligible Prison Inmates to Vote During Elections, Senate urges INEC

The Senate has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to allow duly registered and eligible prison-electorates to exercise their franchise during all general elections in Nigeria. This was even as it called on the Electoral body to determine the status of the inmates that are constitutionally and legally qualified to be registered as eligible voters…

Electoral Bill: Senate Approves Direct, Indirect or Consensus for Party Primaries

The Senate on Wednesday re-amended the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021, passed by the National Assembly on November 18, 2021. The chamber in Clause 84(2) of the report approved direct, indirect primaries or consensus as procedure for the nomination of candidates by political parties for the various elective positions. It also approved the recommended Clause…

Senate Will Expedite Action On Electoral Bill – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that the chamber would expedite action on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill having concluded all consultations on the President’s response. Lawan gave the hint on Tuesday in an address delivered at the start of plenary to welcome Senators back from the Christmas and New Year break. He…

Buhari Congratulates Anambra Gov-Elect, Charles Soludo

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as he emerges winner in the gubernatorial election in Anambra State. Professor Charles Soludo, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria was declared winner of the election by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday…

Senate Empowers INEC To Determine Transmission Of Election Results

The Senate has empowered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to determine the procedure for the transmission of results during the general elections. This was just as it also allowed political parties to determine the modality for holding primaries for aspirants to all elective positions. The amendments were made on Tuesday by the Senate to…

You Contributed In Bringing This ‘Failed’ APC Govt. – PDP Replies Jega

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, not to further infuriate Nigerians by trying to dry-clean the rudderless, inept and debauched All Progressives Congress (APC), despite the unbearable devastation the APC has brought to our nation in a space of six years. The…

PDP Governors Urges INEC To Deploy Requisite Technologies For Credible Polls

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Governors elected on the platform of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has requested of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to deploy appropriate technologies necessary to ensure that the votes of every Nigerian is counted and made to count. Similarly, the forum has also tasked the Nigerian…