Tuesday, 23 April, 2019

NASS proposes change in electoral time table, wants Presidential election held last

INEC Chairman loses 87 staff in 2017 to high blood pressure INEC Chairman loses 87 staff in 2017 to high blood pressure
Lora Ball | 25 January, 2018, 17:54

The amendment was made at the Committee of the whole House on Tuesday, presided by the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Yussuff Lasun, the News Agency of Nigeria confirmed.

The committee is expected to meet with the House of Representatives to harmonise the version of the amended electoral bill before transmiting it to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent.

The INEC boss said, "Due to the nature of our work our staff work under intense pressure to the point that many of them have no time for routine medical check ups which often lead to high blood pressure and heart attack on some of them while on duty either here in Abuja or at our state offices".

According to the new section 36 (3), "If during the commencement of the poll, but before the conclusion of the elections for the office of the president or governor of a state, one of the nominated candidates of a political party dies, the commission shall allow the running mate, that is the party's vice presidential candidate or deputy gubernatorial candidate to continue and conclude the poll and should he score the majority of the votes cast in accordance with the constitution, be declared the victor of the said election".

Meanwhile, the Senate Committee on INEC screened additional 8 nominees as Resident Electoral Commissioners.

It however pointed out that the exercise would be temporarily suspended 60 days to the scheduled 2019 general elections but will resume upon completion of the election.

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Trump is "looking forward" to Mueller interview, wants citizenship for Dreamers
When asked if he'd sit for questioning, Trump told reporters : "I'm looking forward to it", adding he would do it "under oath". Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon is expected to meet with Mueller's team this month.

Specifically, Situation Room described the legislation as self-serving, noting that the action of the lower legislative chamber violates constitutional guarantees of the independence of the nation's electoral body.

Convener of the civil society situation room, Clement Nwankwo therefore prevailed on the lawmakers to suspend their action to prevent a conflict of constitutional authorities.

"We are however concerned about the delays in the passage of the amendments to the constitutional and legal framework for the conduct of the 2019 elections".

Following this development, the Presidential election would now come last as it was before the immediate Past INEC, Professor Atahiru Jega altered it.

THEWILL can report that the leadership and members of the National Assembly have had it with the president, because he has refused to fund their constituency projects coupled with his disrespect for the National Assembly. This is unacceptable and is hereby condemned.

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