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NASS resumption: CSO demands passage of electoral act amendment billNigeria

NASS resumption: CSO demands passage of electoral act amendment billNigeria
Centre for Liberty (CFL) a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) has demanded the immediate passage of the Electoral Amendment Bill as the National Assembly resumed sitting from its nine weeks recess.

Centre for Liberty (CFL) a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) has demanded the immediate passage of the Electoral Amendment Bill as the National Assembly resumed sitting from its nine weeks recess.Mr Ariyo Dare-Atoye, Co-convener, CFL made the call on Tuesday in Abuja while leading some groups of youths to protest for the passage of the bill at the entrance of the national assembly complex.He urged the national assembly to expedite action on the passage of the electoral bill currently before it, adding that the national assembly was the only constitutionally recognised authority to pass the bill for the President to assent.Dare-Atoye said that the President, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) CSO and the media were ready for the passage of the bill but only waiting for the national assembly to do the needful.

He urged the leadership of the national assembly to recommit themselves to the passage of electoral amendments bills, and give Nigerians a long overdue electoral reform.Others were; “Citizens ask national assembly to give Nigerian electoral act 2020”, “Pass electoral act 2020.

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