EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian lawmakers jettison key recommendations from Draft Electoral Act 2021
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Nigeria, Jan. 29 -- Nigerian lawmakers, currently working on the draft of a new electoral law to guide the management of future elections in the nation have dropped key recommendations that would enhance future elections.
The lawmakers are currently brainstorming at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja to design a new template for the proposed electoral act.
The new law, when passed, will repeal the Electoral Act No. 6, 2010 and enact the Electoral Act 2021, to regulate the conduct of elections at the Federal, State levels and Area Councils in the Federal Capital Territory.
However, sources with insight on the new draft worry that the review panel has already built in crippling clauses and eliminated key proposals that would have streng...
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