The House of Representatives on Wednesday, February 7, passed for a second reading, the 2022 Electoral Acts amendment bill, seeking to ensure the conduct of the general elections in one day among other amendments.
The bill sponsored by Francis Waive (APC, Delta) wants the Presidential, Governorship, Senatorial, House of Representatives, and State Houses of Assembly elections conducted in one day as a way of reducing cost and the bandwagon effect often associated with the nation’s elections.

Waive said the amendment to the Electoral Act became necessary given the huge litigations associated with the 2023 general elections, especially with the conclusion of litigations arising from the conduct of the elections.

He said the 2022 Electoral Act was enacted by the National Assembly to ensure the credibility of the nation’s electoral process and ensure that the results arising from the use of the law in the conduct of the election will be credible and acceptable to the Nigerian people.

According to him, following the implementation of the law, there was the need to correct some obvious defects in the law and get the nation prepared for the next level of elections.

February 7, 2024

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