Wednesday, January 24, 2018

House Of Representatives Amend Electoral Act, Change Order Of 2019 Election


The House of Representatives on Tuesday amended the Electoral Act in order to change the order of the 2019 general elections’ time table. This is coming barely a month after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released the time-table for the general elections.

With the new amendment, the National Assembly election is scheduled to hold first, followed by gubernatorial and state assembly polls and the presidential election to be conducted last.

The amendment was made at the Committee of the whole House, presided by the Deputy Speaker, Yussuff Lasun.

The lawmakers amended the Act while considering the report of the House Committee on Electoral Matters which proposed amendment of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).

In the timetable released by INEC, Presidential and National Assembly elections are to hold first, while governorship and state assembly polls are to follow.

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