The Electoral Act 2022 which allows statutory delegates to be involved in political parties’ congresses and conventions was amended on Tuesday by the Senate. 

An acknowledgement copy of the current version was sent to President Muhammadu Buhari for approval sometimes February this year, which as at that time did not allow statutory delegates to participate or be involved in party primaries. 

The number of Statutory delegates affected by this policy include, president and vice president, political parties’ National Working Committee, local government chairmen and their deputies, political party chairmen in all the 774 LGAs, state and federal lawmakers, governors and their deputies, members, state party chairmen and secretaries as well as councillors

The modifications to the clause was raised by the deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege during the plenary on Tuesday, where he revealed that same amendment would be passed by the House of Representatives before it’s being transmitted to the president latest by next week. 

He noted that the amendment is to ensure that no individual is denied their rights during political parties activities. 

Meanwhile, The clerk of the House of Representatives, Dr Yahaha Danzaria disclosed that a notice has been sent to all lawmakers to hold an emergency plenary Wednesday with focus of discussions on passing of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill. 2022.

(c) Globetelly 2022

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