Presidency Begins Consultation On Electoral Reform

The Presidency says it has begun consultations with the national assembly and the judiciary on the proposed reform of the electoral laws as envisaged by the Buhari administration.

Attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, who made this known in Abuja at the stakeholders forum of the Nigeria civil society situation room on election, said the consultations aims at identifying key laws and priority areas for reform.

Malami said the priority areas identified by the Presidency will be included in its justice reform bill that would be sent to the national assembly for consideration.

One of the priority areas, according to the justice minister are the amendment of the electoral act and other laws that will empower the Independent National Electoral Commission and similar bodies to enable them effectively tackle serious offences

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