NASS Will Pass New Electoral Act in First Quarter of 2021 – Lawan Assures

….Says PIB Will Be Passed in Second Quarter and Assented to by President

By Chris Udochukwu

Abuja (Precise Post) – President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan has assured Nigerians that the will pass the new electoral law before the end of the first quarter of 2021.

This is also as he has confirmed that the Petroleum Industrial Bill (PIB) will be passed before the end of second quarter of 2021 and will be Assented to by the President contrary to what has happened in the past.

He disclosed this on Wednesday at the public hearing on the repeal of the No 6, 2010 (as amended) and enact the Independent National Electoral Commission Act, 2020 held at the Abuja.

Lawan who said he has been taking part in elections since 1999 and winning all by the grace of God, stated that no two elections are the same and what that means is that new challenges keep evolving.

In view of this, the amendments must factor in these challenges so far observed so that elections in n Nigeria must be made to account even if who you voted for did not win. Adding that nothing will be more important to a country than a free, fair and .

This he said, will make the looser accept election results without court cases and gives the winner confidence to stay in office and focus on delivering on his mandate, Lawan said.

President of the Senate therefore reiterated that the will ensure that the electoral environment and process is free one and not a monetised or militarised environment.

We will do whatever it takes to give Nigerian people a .

Earlier in his remarks, the Director of Plague, Clement Nwankwo commended the National Assembly for conducting the public hearing and applauded the for promising that the NASS will give the 2020 a quick passage.

Similarly, the representative of YIAGA-AFRICA, Mrs Cynthia commended the National Assembly joint committee on for convening the public hearing on new . She advised that we should consider a that will empower to deploy and organise a .

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