Nigeria News App

Join NN App My Account
Stats: 655 members, 3,494 topics. Date:   Sun, 17 2019 at 06:11 am
For more please contact us @ [email protected]

Nigerian News

FrontPage Forum Must Read Latest Posts Breaking News Entertainment Politics Business Economy Sports Romance General Hausa News
Trending :
Join NN App Earn by reading news Sign in My earnings Invite friends Income record How it works FAQ Testimonial Income support Today offer

2019 Elections: Reps to revisit vetoed Electoral Act

By - - [ ]

The House of Representatives has vowed to revisit the amended 2010 Electoral Act, which has been rejected four times by President Muhammadu Buhari.

House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila (APC, Lagos) gave the hint on Tuesday when he led a delegation of All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers to brief newsmen on the outcome of the 2019 general elections.

According to him, a “wholesale review of the Electoral Act” had become necessary in order to address noticeable grey areas and imperfections in the recently conducted elections.

He said although the elections were “largely free and fair, with no victor or vanquished,” there was always need for improvement and continuous reform, as no system is absolutely perfect.

He further lauded President Muhammadu Buhari; the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC); the All Progressives Congress (APC); the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); and individual candidates for their roles during the elections.

The House Leader, however, condemned those who perpetrated violence that led to loss of lives and property, especially that of a lawmaker, Temitope Olatoye (ADP, Oyo), popularly called ‘Sugar.’

“The 2019 elections have come and gone, keenly contested and largely free and fair with no victor, no vanquished. We condemn those who perpetrated violence and regret loss of lives.

“We will look at the Electoral Act wholesale. There is no perfect system anywhere but we will continue to reform, and strive for perfection. The legislature is key to retooling the legal framework to that effect,” Gbajabiamila assured.

He added that despite the hiccups that attended the electoral process and led to a number of inconclusive elections, the lawmakers were confident that INEC would do the needful within a stipulated time.

On who becomes the next Speaker of the House of Representatives, the four-term lawmaker and a leading contender for the speakership, said the issue would be decided by the APC and the lawmakers themselves.

Decrying the high casualty rate of incumbent lawmakers in the election, Gbajabiamila, however, assured that the House would use the remaining days in its legislative life, to tackle the 2019 Appropriation Bill, Estimated Billing Bill, and other critical issues that touch directly on the lives of average Nigerians.

Like .

Others are reading

9 Comments Nigeria News
Oluwatosin• 8 months ago
Well read
Fatimabello• 8 months ago
Abdulrazaqmtanko1• 8 months ago
Mayor11• 8 months ago
Danson92• 8 months ago
Donstefani• 8 months ago
Jabless• 8 months ago
Irphilippe• 8 months ago
AdetolaAkomolafe• 8 months ago

(Go Up)

Have a news to share? Contact Email: [email protected]

NIGERIA NEWS APP ( is a website owned by IAR (IJMBway Alevel Registraion) a registered company that pays you for reading news, commenting on every news, sharing our ads on Twitter/ Facebook, inviting friends & family and logging daily. You can make upto ₦200,000 just by inviting people to read Latest Nigerian News & Breaking News in Nigeria. Register today with ₦1,600 to become a member.

© 2018 - Nigerian News App.