The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced the composition of its engagement committee on the proposed amendment to the Electoral Act and the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
The committee, which has a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremmadu, as chairman, is to, among other things, collate inputs from stakeholders, as well as engage relevant civil society groups and work closely with the National Assembly for more inclusive and accelerated processes in the “desired amendment” to the act and the constitution.
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The PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the amendments included a constitutional review that would among other things entrench “the desired federal structure”, as well as a review of the Electoral Act that would guarantee free, fair and credible elections.
According to the statement, the aim is to eliminate loopholes that encourage violence, manipulation and rigging of election at all levels.
Other members of the committee are Senator Suleiman Nazif, Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem, Hon. T.J Yusuf, Hon. Kingsley Chinda, Senator Sahabi Yau, Senator Biodun Olujimi, Mrs. Laurentia Mallam, Dr. Oche Joseph Otorkpa (Youths Demography), Hon. Joyce Ramnap and Barr. Taminu Turaki (SAN) who will serve as secretary.