Electoral Bill: AMAC Chairman-Elect urges President Buhari to sign

Electoral Bill: AMAC Chairman-Elect urges President Buhari to sign

The Chairman-Elect for Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, in the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Mr Christopher Zakka, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law the Electoral Amendment Bill.

During a press briefing in Abuja, Mr Zakka appealed the signing while expressing his appreciation to the residents for turning out en masse to elect him as the Chairman of AMAC for the next three years.

Mr Christopher Zakka said the call became necessary to ensure a free, fair and credible general election in 2023.

He equally commended President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of the FCT and INEC’s role in ensuring a credible Chairmanship and Councillorship election in the Territory.

He assured residents he would prioritise projects such as rural water supply, electricity, education, roads, health and other developmental programmes that will improve the wellbeing of the people of Abuja Municipal, most especially at the grassroots.

He solicited the support of the residents to enable him to succeed in his developmental programmes.

According to him, it will not be acceptable to conduct the next general election with the electoral law left behind by the past administration since 2015.

He stated that the current generation of Nigerians, most especially the youths, requires an electoral law that can stand the test of time in Information and Communication Technology, ICT.

The AMAC Chairman-Elect explained that electronic transmission of results included in the newly amended electoral bill by the National Assembly would give credence to next year’s general election, hence the President’s need to give his assent to the bill.

“The manual collation of results in the past has resulted to rigging in so many ways, therefore introducing electronic transmission of results is a welcome development towards the emergence of credible leaders at all levels in the forthcoming general election,” he stressed.

He, therefore, advised all Nigerians, most especially the youths, to support the new electoral amendment Bill passed by both chambers of the National Assembly for the overall development of the country.

 
Editor/Suzan O.

Electoral Bill: AMAC Chairman-Elect urges President Buhari to sign

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