INEC proposes 34 amendments to Electoral Act

The Independent National Electoral Commission -INEC has proposed 34 amendments to the Electoral Act.

The INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmud Yakubu, who spoke in Lagos at the opening of a week-long retreat on the review of the electoral legal framework jointly organised by the commission, the European Centre for Electoral Support and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems said the agency is committed to the review of the electoral act to enhance better conduct of elections.
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The INEC boss said the review of the electoral act will enable the establishment of an electoral offenders commission and tribunal to penalize electoral offenders.

The 37 resident electoral commissioners, national commissioners and directors of INEC were present at the retreat.

On Thursday and Friday, members of the National Assembly Committees on INEC and Electoral Matters will join the retreat for what Yakubu described as an “in-depth review of their proposals and the commission’s input.

Yakubu said the retreat was organised to finalise the Commission’s comprehensive proposal to the National Assembly for amendment to the electoral legal framework.

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