Nigeria 2019: Reps effect amendments to electoral act

The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted for a change of order of the 2019 general election, reversing the initial schedule by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The House, which dissolved into the Committee of Whole, chaired by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Yusuf Lasun, had considered the report submitted by the Committee on Electoral and Political Matters, chaired by Hon. Aishatu Dukku on the bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act, and for matters connected therewith.

In the amendment, the lower chamber is proposing that the National Assembly and state Houses of Assembly elections be conducted first, followed by the governorship and presidential elections.

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