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Yesterday’s public hearing on #Votebuying and improving the electoral processes by the National Assembly joint Committee on INEC was an eye opener to review, again, the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill which Buhari declined assent to for the fourth time.

On the 26th of March, 2015, former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan GCFR assented to the 2010 Electoral (Amendment) Bill, TWO days to the 2015 General Elections. This amendment passed by the 7th National Assembly ensured that there were free and fair elections in 2015.
The free and fair elections in 2015, led to the election of President Muhammadu Buhari. A man who claims to wear a toga of ‘integrity’. This man, benefitted from the 2015 Electoral Act amendment, YET, he has now REFUSED, 4 TIMES, to assent to the 2018 Electoral Act Amendment.
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Nigeria’s parliament made amendments to electoral law that fail to separate the meat from the bones, a scenario which also applies to our crumbling infrastructure.

Meanwhile, conspiracy theorists are poised to have a field day following a dissident’s curious resurrection.
The statement of intent by @NGRSenate in the proposed #ElectoralAct amendment is clear - #Nigeria must build on the incremental improvements from #elections2015, a key representation of which is the card reader.
It behoves of @inecnigeria to now take a real look at the failure points from #elections2015 in the use of these devices, map potential failure points, and mitigate them.

What must not be done is for @inecnigeria to discard card readers because of previous challenges.
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According to @jideojong, The notable omitted amendments from the Electoral Amendment Act (June Review) are:
1. Section 49 - Card Reader Provision
2. Section 8 - Section 8 Provision attempting to make INEC staff non-partisan;
3. Section 52 - Which lifts ban on electronic voting;
4. Section 65 (a) - Which paved the way for the creation of the National Electronic Register of Election Results;
5. Section 31(6) - Which criminalises presentation of false affidavit by a candidate or political party which is supposed to lead to disqualification by the court
6. Section 78 (4) - Which would have given INEC 60 days instead of 30 days to respond to applications of political associations seeking to register as political parties.
7 - Section 91 (9)- Which increased individual donations from N1m - N10m while pegging fine at 1% of ceiling
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