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Electoral reforms must meet Nigerians’ expectations, Lawan tells c’ttee

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Electoral reforms must meet Nigerians' expectations, Lawan tells c'ttee

Ahmad Lawan

Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has charged the Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to ensure that the country’s electoral reforms by the National Assembly is done to the expectations of Nigerians.

To achieve this, he advised the committee to engage all relevant stakeholders in the country.

Lawan gave the charge in his remark after referring the confirmation of the nomination of Dr. Chukwuemeka Chukwu for appointment as a Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC representing Abia State to the Committee on INEC.

According to Lawan, the reform of the country’s electoral process by the National Assembly must be carried out with a view to meeting the expectations of Nigerians.

“We must ensure that we work so hard and assiduously on the electoral reforms.

“This is one way of ensuring that we collect all the different submissions from different stakeholders.

“Our Committee on INEC together with major stakeholders should start working on this as quickly as possible, to ensure that we are able to meet the expectations of Nigerians regarding electoral reforms,” Lawan said.

The Senate President also gave the committee four weeks to submit its report on the appointment of Dr. Chukwu as a Resident Electoral Commissioner for the INEC.

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