The new Electoral Act would be used to conduct elections slated for next years and beyond, Senate President Ahmed Lawan said on Wednesday.
The Senate President gave the assurance at a public hearing jointly organised by the National Assembly Joint Committee on INEC and Electoral Matters to get stakeholders’ input on a bill for an Act to Repeal the Electoral Act No. 6 2010 (as amended) and enact the Independent National Electoral Commission Act 2020.
“I want to assure Nigerians that we will do whatever it takes to give Nigerian’s a befitting electoral act that would ensure a credible, transparent elections, outcomes even before 2023,” Lawan said.
Governorship elections will be held in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun states before the 2023 general elections.
The Senate President stressed that the National Assembly would work hard to ensure that the Electoral Reforms Bill was passed by the first quarter of 2021.
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