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Electoral Bill: CSOs Protest In Abuja, Demand Buhari’s Assent

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The Electoral Act protest in Abuja yesterday
The Electoral Act protest in Abuja yesterday

A coalition of 25 civil society organisations Tuesday in Abuja protested the “delay” by President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the re-worked Electoral Act Amendment Bill.

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, had on Monday accused the groups of “cashing in” on the perceived delay to foment civil disorder.

During the protest tagged ‘The National Day of Protest on the Electoral Bill 2022’, Executive Director, Yiaga Africa, Samson Itodo, said that the bill, when signed, would help guarantee an all-inclusive and credible electoral process.

Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria and Convener, Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, Ene Obi, urged to sign the bill.

Chairman, Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) and Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Auwal Rafsanjani, said Nigerians were tired of electoral manipulations hence the need for Buhari to sign the bill.

Executive Director, Inclusive Friends Association (IFA), Grace Jerry, said the electoral bill, when assented to, would give the over 30 million community of PWDs access to the electoral process

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