Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule, former INEC chairman Prof Attahiru Jega, Spokesman of the Nigerian Senate, Basiru Ajibola, House of Representatives leader, Ado Doguwa Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Ayuba Waba and the Chairman of the Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC) are to contribute on how Nigeria can get it electoral legal framework right ahead of the 2023 general elections.
This followed the rejection of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari barely 13 months to the 2023 general elections.
A leading Civil Society Organisation, Yiaga Africa, which is working hard to help in strengthening of the Nigeria’s electoral laws, has convened a meeting that will stir up conversation for the consideration, passage and the signing of the bill. To this end, stakeholders are converging on Transcorp Hilton Abuja Sunday, January 16th to discuss how the country can get an effective electoral legal framework ahead of the 2023 general elections. The Citizens’ Townhall on Electoral Bill 2021, organised by Yiaga Africa, is coming 13 months to the 2023 general elections. “Nigerians still await an electoral law that will make all votes count,” Executive Director Yiaga Africa Samson Itodo said while speaking on the programme.
Elanza News reports that 20 persons will be contributing to the Sunday’s Townhall meeting organised by Yiaga Africa.
The speakers are:
1-Prof Attahiru Jega : Former INEC Boss
2-Gov Abdullahi Sule : Nasarawa State Governor
3- Hon Nnenna Ukeje – former member house of Rep
4- Hon Alhassan Ado Doguwa – Majority leader house of Rep
5- Senator Ajibola Basiru – Chair Senate Committee on information
6- Hon Benjamin Kanu, chair house committee on information
7 – Comrade Ayuba Wabba, NLC president
8 – Chris Isiguzo – President, NUJ.
9 – Dr Hussain Abdu – Nigeria Country Director, CARE International
10 – Ene Obi – Convener, Nigeria CSO Situation room
11 – Mufuliat Fijabi – CEO Women Trust Fund
12- Alhaji Yabagi Sani – IPAC Chair
13 – Cynthia Mbamalu – Director of Programs, Yiaga Africa
14 – Jake Epele – CEO The Albino Foundation
15 – Daniel Anyaele – ED, Center for Citizens with Disability
16 – Lanre Arogundade – Director, International Press Center
17- Dr. Akin Akingbulu – Director, Institute for Media and Society
18 – Ezenwa Nwagwu – Chair partners for electoral reform
19 – Auwal Musa Rafsanjani – ED CISLAC
2O – Remi Sonaiya – Co-chair fix politics