National Assembly committee begins correction of electoral bill rejected by Buhari

National Assembly committee begins correction of electoral bill rejected by Buhari

- The chairman of NASS electoral bill committee, Senator Suleiman Nazif, promises to give update on the correction of electoral bill

- INEC bans video recording in polling booths during Osun poll

The joint Senate and House of Representatives committee on the electoral act amendment bill has begun work on the electoral act 2010 amendment bill which was rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari over drafting issues.

The Punch reports that the committee announced on Monday, September 17, that it had commenced working on the issues raised by the president.

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The chairman of the joint committee, Senator Suleiman Nazif, told journalists that lawmakers were aware that Nigerians were expecting so much from them and have begun the process of reworking the bill.

He promised to give update about the committee’s work on the bill, which had been rejected by Buhari two times.

I believe that what we are doing is in the best interest of Nigerians,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that voters will be barred from going inside polling booths with their telephones, cameras and any other devices that can record images during the Osun gubernatorial election.

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The chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, made the disclosure on Monday, September 17, in Osogbo at the stakeholders’ forum organised ahead of Saturday, September 22 election, The Punch reports.

He, however, stated that voters would not be prevented from using their devices at the polling units but would be barred from holding their cameras and telephones from the moment they are issued with ballot papers until they cast their marked ballots inside the ballot boxes.

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