Senate has reaffirmed it’s commitment towards ensuring that the consideration of the electoral Act amendment Bill will be based on National interest.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan was speaking when the Senate Committee on the independent national electoral commission laid it’s report on the electoral Act amendment Bill.
He explained that all Senators are free to pursue thier convictions on the provisions of the bill through legitimate legislative process as the report is scheduled to be considered Thursday this Week.
Meanwhile, Senator Sadiq Umar drew the attention of the Senate to the recent death of Six members of a family in Kwara state which he said was alleged to have been caused by the consumption of a particular kind of Macroni imported into the Country.
Meanwhile the House of Representatives is set to consider and adopt the report on the electoral act amendment bill.
The report was laid during plenary Wednesday by the chairman of the house committee on electoral matters representative Aisha Dukku.
House speaker Femi Gbajabiamila had this week again reassured Nigerians that the electoral act amendment bill will be passed by the House before the annual legislative break, commencing after Thursday’s sitting of July 15th 2021.
The bill titled a bill for an act to repeal and reenact the electoral act 2021, seeking to further improve the regulation and conduct of federal state and the federal capital territory elections has been a subject of speculation in the public domain.