Tue. Jul 26th, 2022

Electoral Act 2022.

The Senate today amended the Electoral Act 2022, to allow statutory delegates and all those elected, to participate and vote in the conventions, congresses, or meetings of political parties.

Reports say this followed the expeditions consideration of a bill during plenary which scaled first, second and third readings and was passed by the lawmakers after consideration by the committee of the whole.

Those identified as statutory delegates include the President, Vice President,Member of the National Assembly, Governors and their Deputies.

Others are members of the State Houses of Assembly, Chairmen of Councils, Councillors and national working committee of political parties among others.

In his presentation, the Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege who sponsored the Bill to amend the 2022 Electoral Act Number thirteen said it seeks to amend the provision of section eighty-four sub-section (eight) of the Law.

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