President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, February 25, 2022 signed the long-awaited Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021, into law.
The President while speaking at the event, highlighted the contents and advantages of the Act, and urged the National Assembly to immediately amend Section 84 of the Act, in line with the nation’s 1999 Constitution as amended.
He expressed hope that the law would promote sound electoral processes and good governance in the country.
Those who witnessed the signing of the bill at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja are the leadership of the National Assembly led by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Others at the Council Chamber included Chairman, Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Kayode Fayemi, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.