Yiaga Africa Convenes Townhall Meeting On Electoral Bill Sunday

1/15/2022 10:20:00 PM

Yiaga Africa Convenes Townhall Meeting On Electoral Bill Sunday

Yiaga Africa Convenes Townhall Meeting On Electoral Bill Sunday

Following the rejection of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2021 by President Muhammadu Buhari barely 13 months to the 2023 general elections, a leading

Buhari in his letter to the National Assembly rejecting the electoral act amendment bill, raised concern majorly on the direct primary election 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 other errors in the Bill for the battle ahead.

ADVERTISEMENTRecall that in August 2018, President Buhari declined assent to the 2018 Electoral (Amendment) Bill presented to him by the 8th Assembly on the ground that there were errors and cross-referencing gaps in the bill including the time it was presented to him to sign, which he said was too close to the 2019 general elections.

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Electoral bill: YIAGA to hold town hall meeting on Jan 16 | TheCableYIAGA Africa, a civil society organisation, has scheduled a town hall meeting in which participants will discuss the electoral bill.

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2 hours ago Buhari in his letter to the National Assembly rejecting the electoral act amendment bill, raised concern majorly on the direct primary election 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 other errors in the Bill for the battle ahead.YIAGA Africa , a civil society organisation, has scheduled a town hall meeting in which participants will discuss the electoral bill.The commission said though it operates based on existing legal regime, it was important to have the law that would guide the elections in place at least 12 to 18 months before the exercise.by SaharaReporters, New York Jan 14, 2022 Microsoft has announced that the company hired a law firm to review how the company handled sexual harassment allegations against some of its top executives including its founder, Bill Gates.

ADVERTISEMENT Recall that in August 2018, President Buhari declined assent to the 2018 Electoral (Amendment) Bill presented to him by the 8th Assembly on the ground that there were errors and cross-referencing gaps in the bill including the time it was presented to him to sign, which he said was too close to the 2019 general elections. LEADERSHIP gathered that the same game is playing out with the full support of some elements within the government who done want the 2021 electoral act amendment bill to see the light of the day. On November 19, TheCable that the national assembly transmitted the electoral act amendment bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent. 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 President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. The CSOs that identify the errors in the 11 sections of the 2021 electoral act amendment bill includes: Yiaga Africa; International Press Centre (IPC); Centre for Citizens with Disability (CCD); The Albino Foundation; CLEEN Foundation; Institute for Media and Society (IMS) and Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF). Advertisement Electronic transmission of election results and compulsory direct primaries for political parties are among the amendments proposed by the national assembly. Others are: Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ); Partners for Electoral Reform (PER); Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC); Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) and Nigerian Network of Non-Governmental Organizations (NNNGO). He stepped down from the company amid an investigation into one of his relationships with a former employee in 2020, and on May 3, 2021, he announced his divorce to his longtime wife, Melinda French Gates.

The CSO, which is 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 forthcoming FCT Area Council elections, Ekiti and Osun gubernatorial elections before the 2023 general elections. The CSOs had advised the national assembly to correct the mistakes before resubmitting to President Muhammadu Buhari. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, in an interview with Saturday PUNCH on Thursday, however, said, “The commission operates on the basis of the existing legal regime. ADVERTISEMENT Speaking at a press conference on behalf of the CSOs, the Executive Director, Yiaga Africa, Samson Itodo, said they undertook an in-depth and comprehensive review of the bill to ensure all editorial, drafting and cross-referencing gaps are addressed but found out errors in 11 sections of the Bill. He said the review identified drafting errors, repetition and cross-referencing gaps in eleven sections of the bill.. “Cross-referencing errors were identified in five sections of the bill, grammatical errors in two sections, duplicate provisions in three sections and conflicting provisions,” he said. Yes, the commission is aware of the pendency of a bill to amend the existing legal regime. LEADERSHIP gathered that it is on this note Yiaga Africa is convening the Sunday’s town hall meeting.” The move to hire an independent firm to review the company’s investigations after activist shareholders demanded greater disclosure of the company’s handling of sexual harassment issues.

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