The Honourable Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representative, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has expressed that the 9th National Assembly is working vigorously towards ensuring that the new Electoral Act Amendment Bill does not compromise Nigeria’s sovereignty when signed into law. ayokinews.com reports
Hon. Femi, made this known when he hosted a team of the European Union (EU) delegation in Nigeria led by Samuela Isopi, its head of mission, on Wednesday.
According to the Speaker, there’s no country in the world that has a perfect electoral system in place but the 9th Nigeria National Assembly is seriously working towards making the electoral law aligns with the country’s peculiarity.
Hon. Femi said, “You talked about the much talked about electoral act amendment. For you to have a good democracy, you need to have a good electoral law. Our electoral law is not perfect, just like your own is not perfect.
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“But our goal is to make it perfect. That’s why in the ninth assembly, we try to see that we make our electoral act to be perfect. We took our time to be thorough without sacrificing anything.
“Today, we’re at the threshold of history. We want to have an electoral act that is acceptable to the majority of Nigerians. We want an electoral act that does not compromise the sovereignty of Nigeria. That’s key to us. Nigeria is a very plural society in terms of religion and ethnicity. These are some of the considerations we have to make.”
Congratulating the new head of EU mission in Nigeria on her appointment, Gbajabiamila said, “I believe with a lot of collaboration, we can do a lot and greater things together.”
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