General news

Forum tasks NASS on Electoral Act amendment

Published

on


Forum of chairmen of Nigeria Political Parties (FCNPP), Kogi chapter, has called on the National Assembly to expedite action on the amendment of the Electoral Act to curtail violence in elections across the country.


Mr Frank Kato, convener of the Forum, flanked by 17 other members of the forum, disclosed this at a news conference on Friday in Lokoja.

Kato said there was urgent need to conclude the Electoral Act amendment process and activation of transmission of electoral data and electronic voting method in the nation’s electoral process.

Describing the Nov. 16 elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states as “war”, the forum said only transmission of election results and data directly from polling units and introduction of electronic voting method would assuage the problem.

Kato said that the forum commended the 60 national chairmen of political parties who described elections in the two states as “war”.

Kato also commended INEC’s resolve to conduct the Kogi West Senatorial election re-run and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency supplementary elections slated for Saturday in free, fair and credible manner.

He said: “without further lamentation on the abominable episode of Nov. 16 elections, we wish to appreciate the new INEC way forward via the stakeholders panacea for the November 30th, bye-election”.

He said that the re-run and supplementary elections presented the final opportunity for the Inspector-General of Police and security agencies to give Kogi indigenes the peaceful obligations they owed the electorate.

Edited & Vetted By: Kayode Olaitan
(NAN)

https://nnn.ng/forum-tasks-nass-on-electoral-act-amendment/

Ex-commissioner, Abdul-Lateef, declares for Lagos governorship in 2023 CIOTA gets new exco, ratifies council Expert says engineers are critical to open defecation free Nigeria Enugu assembly passes bill to re-enact Local Government Law [email protected]: FG announces enhanced security measures for Eagle Square COVID-19: Okowa says Itakpe-Warri rail will rejuvenate rural economy FG warns against surge in COVID-19 infections as schools, businesses resume Edo correspondents pledge to support Gov. Obaseki Minister did not divert N2.67bn school feeding fund -ICPC Delta Govt urges newly recruited teachers, education officers to add value to children Buratai inaugurates military police headquarters in Abuja PTF urges Nigerians to brace up for COVID-19 testing Lawmaker assures constituents of even development, quality representation. Buhari backs calls for reallocation of  IMF reserve to support developing countries Zimbabwe to charge travelers tested for COVID-19 at ports Group drums support for Akeredolu’s re-election NAFDAC vows to prosecute impersonators, says agency no longer uses consultants Oyo Govt urges residents to go for COVID-19 test Counsel seeks protection of LASU student- witness in rape case Buhari felicitates with Ovie of Agbon Kingdom, Mike Omeru, at 70 We are not rubber stamp legislature — Reps Spokesperson  Nigerian Correctional Service begins Yellow Ribbon Project campaign in Edo A’Ibom Assembly raises concern over invasion of market by criminals  Foundation inaugurates digital platform to track press freedom violations in Africa Group lauds ISPHCDA’s giant stride in healthcare delivery in Imo Deputy VC seeks collaboration among medical practitioners to solve emerging health challenges Reps urge FG to release take-off grants for universities NEPZA urges zone operator, enterprise, to stop attacks on each other PDP NWC ratifies removal of Adagunodo as Osun Chairman UN urges action to address economic devastation caused by COVID-19 Zoho stresses the need for long-term business approach Kaura LG Chairman: Abductors yet to contact family – Council spokesman Senate to receive 2021 budget estimates next week — Lawan RMAFC visit: Umahi canvasses enhanced revenue allocation to Ebonyi Nigeria @60: FG presents N16.5m to winners of anniversary branding competition COVID-19:NIMR presents SIMA test kits to Health Ministry Nigeria at 60: CAN appeals to Buhari to sign Electoral Reform Bill COVID-19: NGO support Police with protective equipment in Sokoto FG declares Thursday public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary FAO tasks Nigeria on livestock sector investment for food, economic growth Coalition seeks protection for local businesses Alleged pension fraud: Absence of Maina, Sen. Ndume stalls trial COVID-19: Jigawa Govt to reopen schools soon – Gov. Badaru Sokoto: Police arrest man over alleged circulation of rape video on social media IOC has been working to improve opportunities and image for women, official says Gov. Buni swears in new Yobe chief judge NCC inaugurates evaluation committee for 2020 research proposals NGO advises parents against promoting sex trafficking abroad Ben Bruce says entertainment Industry reduced unemployment Mutual funds record 305% growth in 4 years – Coronation Research