Gbajabiamila lauds Buhari for assent to Electoral Act Bill …says Nigeria’s democracy stands to gain a lot


The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for assenting to the Electoral Act (amendment) Bill passed by the National Assembly.


Gbajabiamila said the president’s action was in line with the All Progressives Congress (APC) determination to bequeath a legacy of an improved democracy to Nigerians.


Gbajabiamila also commended his colleagues in the National Assembly for standing firm to ensure that the country has a new electoral law that Nigerians would be proud of and for passing another landmark legislation.


The speaker noted that the new law is a collaborative effort by all stakeholders made up of Civil society organisations, Labour, the media, the Independent National Electoral Commission, etc and that this is what happens when all stakeholders work together in the best interest of the country.


He said with the signing into law of the new electoral law, the Nigerian electorate would witness an improvement in the country’s electoral process.


Speaker Gbajabiamila said Nigeria’s democracy stands to gain a lot from the new electoral law.


He urged all stakeholders, especially the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that it commences the implementation of the new law in earnest so as to have better elections next year.