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BREAKING: Senate To Pass Controversial Electoral Bill This Week

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Barring last-minute change of plan, the Senate will tomorrow Thursday, pass the Electoral Act (Amendment) 2021 into law.

Lagostimes Nigeria reports that the Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), chaired by Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC, Kano South), which worked on the Bill has submitted its report to the Senate at plenary on Wednesday.

The report is expected to be listed for consideration and eventual approval by the Senate on the next legislative day.

This is even as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Business, Senator Sadiq Umar (APC, Kwara North), confirmed that the report will be scheduled on the Senate’s order paper for consideration on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has berated people and groups, who engaged in blackmailing the National Assembly for accusing the leadership of the Assembly of tampering with the provisions of the Electoral Bill.

“On the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, there are various accusations, insinuations that the leadership of the Senate, some time, the leadership of the National Assembly had tampered with the report of the committee on INEC of both chambers.

“Some of those accusing the leadership of the National Assembly were misinformed innocent, some are simply mischievous and rabble rousers.

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