Ekweremmadu heads PDP committee for electoral act, constitution amendments

•Former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced the composition of its engagement committee on the proposed amendment to the Electoral Act as well as the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

The party in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the Committee, which has former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremmadu, as Chairman is to, among other things, collate input from critical stakeholders as well as engage relevant civil society groups and work closely with the National Assembly for more inclusive and accelerated processes in the desired amendments to the Electoral Act and the 1999 Constitution.

The main opposition party in the country further stated that such amendments included a constitutional review that would among other things entrench the desired federal structure as well as a review of the Electoral Act that would guarantee free, fair, clean, transparent and credible elections, while eliminating loopholes that encourage violence, manipulations and rigging at all levels.

Other members of the committee are Senator Suleiman Nazif, Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem, Hon. T.J Yusuf, Hon. Kingsley Chinda, Senator Sahabi Yau, Senator Biodun Olujimi, Mrs.
Laurentia Mallam, Dr Oche Joseph Otorkpa (Youths Demography), Hon. Joyce Ramnap and Barr. Taminu Turaki, SAN, who serves as the secretary of the committee.

The party urged all critical stakeholders and all party members to avail themselves the opportunity presented by the establishment of the committee to make contributions towards the proposed amendment to the 1999 Constitution and the Electoral Act.

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