The House of Representatives has felicitated with Nigerians as the President signed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into Law on Friday, 25th February, 2022 at the State House, Aso Villa, Abuja.
In a statement made available to newsmen by the Spokesperson of the House, Rep. Benjamin Kalu, the law maker highlighted that this is another major milestone achieved by the 9th Assembly under its current leadership through determination and hard work.
Rep. Kalu congratulated Nigerians especially the Civil Society Organizations for their active participation through out the process of the bill to ensure a successful outcome.
While extolling the President for upholding this legacy by transforming the electoral process of the Nation. He expressed confidence in the substantial impact that will be birthed through this bill that has become law in subsequent elections.
He urged the Independent Electoral Commission to swing into action as it is now their responsibility to implement this law effectively while urging Nigerians to take advantage of this opportunity to select credible leaders in the forth coming elections.
February 24, 2022
THE ELECTORAL ACT AMENDMENT BILL BECOMES LAW
The House of Representatives congratulates all Nigerians on the signing of the Electoral (Amendment) Bill into law by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari earlier today, February 24, 2022. This marks the fulfillment of a key promise made to Nigerians by the 9th House of Representatives- that we would deliver an amended electoral law worthy of our blossoming democracy.
The House of Representatives recognizes that this Act is the product of extensive work and collaboration by all Nigerians, stakeholders, civil society and the National Assembly under the leadership of the Senate President, Sen. Ahmed Lawan, and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, who are committed to doing the business of the people distinctively.. We congratulate everyone who has played a role in this process to enhance our democracy through electoral reforms.
The House also congratulates Mr. President for upholding this legacy for Nigerians by signing the historic bill after several years of hard work. We are confident that this bill which has become law will substantially improve the integrity of Nigerian elections.
The ball is now in the court of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to commence preparations for the next elections. The House remains confident in the ability of INEC to deliver credible elections as they faithfully implement this law. We urge Nigerians to take advantage of this by registering and showing up to vote in the coming elections.
This is indeed a proud moment for the 9th House of Representatives as one of its great achievements in addition to the Deep offshore Act, January to December Budget Cycle, Nigerian Police Act, Climate Change Act, Petroleum Industry Act, and now the Electoral Amendment Act.
The House remains committed to strengthening our democracy even as we conclude our work on the Constitutional Review to diligently deliver an improved Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Once again, Congratulations Nigeria!
Rep. Benjamin Okezie Kalu
Spokesperson, House of Representatives
Member Representing Bende Federal Constituency