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National Assembly assures of improving electoral legal framework



Leadership of the National Assembly has expressed commitment towards improving electoral legal framework in Nigeria.

According to the Chairman, Senate Committee on Electoral Matters, Sharafadeen Alli, the step was to bring leadership strategy of legislative inclusiveness and process closer to people as well as getting everyone involved in the process.

Speaking in Ibadan at the Southwest Zonal Legislative Interactive session organised by National Assembly Joint Committee on Electoral Matters, Alli said the event was deliberately structured for young people to participate and engage with lawmakers of the Joint Committee on Electoral Matters on their reform ideas and priorities.

He said: “We believe the opinion gathered here are not only important but are required inputs for the future of elections and the electoral process in Nigeria.

“We cannot but get you young Nigerians involved in drawing-up the political work plan and determination of the architecture of your future as active citizens of our great Nation.

“The theme for this event is a deliberate step into the future of elections in Nigeria: what it should be, how the process should run seamlessly and how it should be technologically driven to make the work of the clectoral umpire easier and devoid of electoral violence,

while avoiding any form of exclusion from the electoral process.

“Post-election commentaries have shown that the electoral administration in Nigeria is an uphill task and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cannot and should not be overburdened rather the Commission must be given all the required support to succeed in its quest to conduct free, fair and credible elections.”

He however said the event would serve as positive strive towards achieving the renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is also committed to reforming electoral legal framework for positive, efective and efticient leadership recruitment process in Nigeria.

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters, Hon. Adebayo Balogun, said the theme of the event was mportant considering unprecedented youth participation in last General Election in Nigeria.

According to him, participation of young people in democratic process especially national elections is not just desirable but imperative.

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