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Civil Society Statement on Need for the National Assembly to Act with Dispatch on the Electoral Bill on Resumption from Recess

Civil Society Statement on Need for the National Assembly to Act with Dispatch on the Electoral Bill on Resumption from Recess

Civil Society Statement on the need for the National Assembly to Act with Dispatch on the Electoral Bill on Resumption from Recess  17 January 2022 On Sunday 16 January 2022, the undersigned Civil Society Organizations hosted a Citizens’ Townhall Forum on the Electoral Bill 2021 the need for the National Assembly to prioritize the review …

Citizens’ Town Hall on the Electoral Bill, 2021

Citizens’ Town Hall on the Electoral Bill, 2021

A Town Hall Meeting to discuss key provisions of the Electoral Bill 2021 and their implications for election management, election security, electoral integrity and voter participation as well as legislative and executive action required to conclude the amendment process. On December 21 2021, President Buhari declined assent to the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill which is …

Civil Society Statement On Drafting Errors and Cross-Referencing Gaps In the Electoral Bill 2011

Civil Society Statement On Drafting Errors and Cross-Referencing Gaps In the Electoral Bill 2011

Following the President’s decision to decline assent to the Electoral Bill 2021, civil society groups undertook an in-depth and comprehensive review of the bill to ensure all editorial, drafting and cross-referencing gaps are addressed. The review identified drafting errors, repetition and cross-referencing gaps in eleven sections of the bill. Cross-referencing errors were identified in five …

Memo on Drafting Errors in the Electoral Bill 2021

Memo on Drafting Errors in the Electoral Bill 2021

1.The undersigned Civil Society Organizations, following an in-depth and comprehensive review of the Electoral Bill 2021 for which the President declined assent, wish to draw the attention of the National Assembly to identified drafting errors and cross-referencing gaps in the Bill. 2. We urge the National Assembly to address these errors and gaps before re-submitting …

Yiaga Africa convenes meeting of election stakeholders on the use of technology in elections

Yiaga Africa convenes meeting of election stakeholders on the use of technology in elections

As part of early preparations towards the 2023 general elections, Yiaga Africa convened a two-day roundtable meeting of election stakeholders on electoral technology to examine its contributions to election administration, electoral integrity, and citizen participation. This has become critical as in the last decade, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has increasingly relied on electoral …

Civil Society Statement on the Imperative of Timely Assent to the Electoral Bill 2021

Civil Society Statement on the Imperative of Timely Assent to the Electoral Bill 2021

The Presidency on 19th November 2021 acknowledged the receipt of the Electoral Bill 2021 from the National Assembly for Presidential assent. The bill contains specific provisions that are directed at enhancing the quality and credibility of elections and address certain lacunas in the existing electoral legal framework. Such provisions in the Bill include: Legal backing …

Yiaga Africa urges National Assembly to begin harmonization of Electoral Act (Amendment) Bills for quick assent

Yiaga Africa urges National Assembly to begin harmonization of Electoral Act (Amendment) Bills for quick assent

Yiaga Africa has urged the National Assembly to begin harmonization of the versions of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives in order to ensure that the bill is assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari in good time. This will enable the new electoral law to be tested …