Electoral Bill: CSOs clamour for conclusion of process January 31

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Electoral Bill: CSOs clamour for conclusion of process January 31

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Electoral Bill: CSOs clamour for conclusion of process January 31

As the nation awaits the resumption of the National Assembly on Tuesday, a coalition of civil society organisations working for the perfection of the electoral system in Nigeria, have regrouped in Abuja with a call on the legislature and the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to conclude the process of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill by January 31.

The CSOs who raised the issues during a press conference in Abuja on Monday also warned that further delay on the conclusion of the Electoral Act amendment process was inimical to the preparations for Ekiti and Osun off-cycle governorship election, the 2023 general election and future elections in Nigeria.

The membership of the CSOs comprised Yiaga Africa, International Press Centre, Centre for Citizens with Disability, The Albino Foundation, CLEEN Foundation, Institute for Media and Society and Nigerian Women Trust Fund.Others were Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, Partners for Electoral Reform, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, Nigeria Network of Non-Governmental Organizations and Inclusive Friends Association.

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According to them, the opportunity to test the operability of the new legislation and functionality of the new innovations would be lost if the amendment process was not concluded expeditiously.Published 16 January 2022 A member of the Peoples Democratic Party representing Jos-South/Jos-East Federal Constituency in Plateau State at the House of Representatives, Dachung Bagos, tells LEKE BAIYEWU that the National Assembly should override the veto by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.9 mins ago While Nigerians were expecting President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral act amendment bill into law or communicate to the National Assembly before or on 19 November, 2021, which is the stipulated time by law for the president to act, there was no communication until 21 December, 2021 when the Senate officially received and read the President’s communication rejecting the electoral bill.NBA president: Delaying electoral bill may be smokescreen to keep present process for 2023 Author: Kunle Daramola January 16, 2022 9:19 PM Olumide Akpata, the president of the Nigerian Bar Association president, says the issues delaying the approval of the electoral bill may be a “smokescreen” to keep the present election provisions for 2023.

The CSOs who raised the issues during a press conference in Abuja on Monday also warned that further delay on the conclusion of the Electoral Act amendment process was inimical to the preparations for Ekiti and Osun off-cycle governorship election, the 2023 general election and future elections in Nigeria. The membership of the CSOs comprised Yiaga Africa, International Press Centre, Centre for Citizens with Disability, The Albino Foundation, CLEEN Foundation, Institute for Media and Society and Nigerian Women Trust Fund.), declined assent to the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, particularly due to the restriction of political parties to direct primary. Others were Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, Partners for Electoral Reform, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, Nigeria Network of Non-Governmental Organizations and Inclusive Friends Association. Buhari in his letter to the National Assembly rejecting the electoral act amendment bill, raised concern majorly on the direct primary to be conducted by political parties, insisting it will limit right of choices, make the electoral process expensive, increase violence and insecurity, but declined comment on several errors observed in the bill for the battle ahead. The CSOs also recommended that the Senate and House of Representatives should, “upon resumption on Tuesday 18 January 2022, take legislative action at its first sitting to conclude the process and re-transmit the Bill to President Buhari by Friday, January 21, 2022. If it were an indirect primary that had to do with delegates, possibly he might not have been the candidate of the All Progressives Congress.” “The National Assembly should ensure proper scrutiny of the bill to resolve all drafting errors and cross-referencing gaps before re-transmitting the bill for Presidential Assent. “I’m so disappointed with the ways things have panned out.

The President should upon receipt of the re-transmitted bill provide his assent within a week. I expect that because of the hope and the belief of the people at the grass roots in direct primary, and as a beneficiary of direct primary, he should have supported that. While the executive is quiet on the errors found in the bill for the battle ahead, and incase the National Assembly didn’t abandoned the proposed electoral legal framework, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have identified errors in 11 sections of the bill, similar to what happened in 2018. “The civil society groups, media, and development partners sustain the effort to safeguard the Electoral Bill from policy capture, manipulation, and subversion of the people’s will,” the coalition suggested. Further delay dangerous The Executive Director of Yiaga Africa, Samson Itodo, read the text of the press conference attended by Executive Director of NWTF, Hajiya Mufuliat Fijabi, titled: “Civil society statement on the need for the National Assembly to Act with dispatch on the Electoral Bill on resumption from recess on January 17. Are these reasons not genuine? I won’t say they are totally genuine.” He said further delay in the conclusion of the electoral amendment process would be dangerous. The CSO who are insisting the National Assembly should correct the errors and send the bill back to Buhari for his assent, said the entire process should be done so that the new electoral legal framework can be tested in the FCT Area Council elections, Ekiti and Osun gubernatorial elections before the 2023 general elections. Itodo said, “Today, with only 398 days to the 2023 general election, it is crucial for the National Assembly and President to conclude the electoral amendment process by 31 January 2022. Rumours had it then that it was going to cost INEC N500bn just to conduct direct primaries. Advertisement “Everything rises and falls on leadership; leadership at the executive arm and in the legislature.

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