August 1, 2021


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Reps receive reports of electoral bill

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By Femi Ogunshola

The House of Representatives on Wednesday received the report of a bill for an Act to repeal the Electoral Act.

Rep. Aisha Dukku, the Chairman, Committee on Electoral Matters laid the reports before the House during plenary in Abuja.

The bill is seeking to repeal the Electoral Act 2010 and enact the Electoral Act 2021 to regulate the conduct of Federal, State and Area Councils in the Federal Capital Territory elections.

Rep. Ugouna Ozurigbo (APC-Imo), a member of the committee had raised a point on matters of privilege that he received information that the House Committee on Electoral Matters had altered the bill.

It would be recalled that there had been insinuation in some quarters that there were alterations in the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.

But the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on July 6 refuted the claim, saying there was no alteration in the Electoral Act Amendment Bill as being speculated in some quarters.

The speaker, however, said that the speculation was unfounded, adding that he would not want to speak on a report that was yet to be submitted to the house.

He said that the committee had been given an assignment and the report would be submitted to the house once the job was finished.

“I have asked the chairman of the committee and she said that nothing of such has been done,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the reports were eventually laid before the House at the plenary. (NAN)

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