Old vs new whats in the electoral act amendment bill. A person whoa corruptly by himself or by any other person at any time after the date of an election has been announced, directly or indirectly gives or provides or pays money to or for any person for the purpose of corruptly influencing that person or any other person to vote or refrain from. Effectively, the 1922 clifford constitution paved the way for the very first electoral system in nigeria. Nigerian electoral act pdf printed and published by the federal government printer, abuja, nigeria. Introduction the right to vote forms the foundation for all democratic political processes in south africa. Citation first schedule second schedule electoral act, 2010 an act to repeal the electoral act no. Pursuant to the powers conferred on the independent national electoral commission inec herewith referred to as the commission by section 15 a 1 of the third schedule to the constitution of the federal republic of nigeria, 1999 and section 26 1 of the electoral act 2010 as amended, the commission hereby issu. In actual fact, only sections of the current electoral act 2010 were amended in the bill sent to the president on august 3, 2018. Pdf appraisal of electoral act, 2017 and abolition of. Enacted by the national assembly of the federal republic of nigeria. Electoralamendment act, 2010 a bill for an act to amend the electoral act no. What the constitution, electoral act say vanguard news. Appraisal of the 2019 postelectoral violence in nigeria.
The law provides the basic legal framework for regulating the conduct of federal, state and area council elections in nigeria. The article recommended amendment of the electoral act as well as restrategized the security architecture for. Upon the attainment of independence the nigeria electoral transitional provisions act 1961 was enacted and the subsequently, the federal parliament enacted the electoral act, 19624 which brought about elaborate provisions on election petition to enable aggrieved persons have an opportunity to present their case in respect of the conduct. Amended by electoral amendment act 18 of 20 from 26 nov 20. The senate, national assembly, nigeria pdf of bill pdf of bill doc. The starting point of any reform of the electoral system and electoral processes is the legislative framework within which elections are conducted and any complaints arising therefrom settled. Not hold public office or act in any public office. The litmus test for democracy in nigeria will be the extent to which the electoral process through the electoral law instituted, is able to engender fair, participatory, and inclusive electoral participation by the people. Home electoral materials materials by region and country africa nigeria nigeria. Nigerias electoral politics from independence has been tumultuous.
Election rigging and the problems of electoral act in nigeria. Section 32c of the principal act is amended by substituting for the word aids and a coma in line 1, the words aid and. He shall exercise such functions as imposed or conferred upon by this act and shall not be subject to direction or control of anyone other than the electoral directorate but shall have regard to any report or recommendation of the electoral supervisory commission. This act may be cited as the electoral amendment act, 2018. Rivers state governor nyesom wike has alerted that president muhammadu buharis refusal to sign the amended electoral act is a grand plot to rig the 2019 general elections. If the electoral law is weak, deficient, or poorly enforced, the electoral process will be easily subverted. Constitution of the federal republic of nigeria pdf download.
The electoral commission inec, on monday, said it will propose 34 amendments to the electoral act 2010 amendment bill that will include punishments for electoral violators. The 1999 constitution of the federal republic of nigeria vests the power and authority to organise and conduct elections in the independent national electoral. Nigerian electoral act 2011 pdf printed and published by the federal government printer, abuja, nigeria. Electoral act simplified general provisions of the act about the act the principal electoral act was passed by the national assembly on 29 july 2010 and signed into law by president goodluck jonathan on 20 august 2010. At present, that legislative framework is the electoral act of 2006, under which one set of general elections has already been held. What the constitution, electoral act say what the constitution, electoral act say on september 25, 2018 8. Nigeria is so giant that people say that as nigeria goes, so goes africa. He may assume and exercise any function of the officers mentioned in s. Be that as it may, the essence of democratic elections is that elections be.
Independent national electoral commission regulations and guidelines for the conduct of elections in exercise of the powers conferred by the constitution of the federal republic of nigeria 1999 as amended and the electoral act 2010 as amended, the independent national electoral commission inec. In exercise of the powers conferred by the constitution of the federal. Candidates vying for the legislative council position are required to have a minimum annual income of 100 pounds. Electoral act news latest breaking stories and top. Buhari right to veto electoral act amendment bill 2018. General elections were held in nigeria on 28 and 29 march 2015, the fifth quadrennial election to be held since the end of military rule in 1999. Pdf compendium of all lawscategories also available email. This act amends the electoral act, 2010 among other things, to provide for. Having firmly and solemnly resolve, to live in unity and harmony as one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation under god, dedicated to the promotion of interafrican solidarity, world peace, international cooperation and understanding.
While this new law means that the 2011 elections are one step closer to. The elections were first scheduled to be held on 14 february 2015. Pdf appraisal of the 2019 postelectoral violence in nigeria. Contents local government electoral act 2011 page 2 authorised by the parliamentary counsel division 2 register of special postal voters 21a electoral commission to keep register of special postal voters. After much delay, nigerias electoral act is practically amended as all that remains is the presidents stamp of approval. This reflects the current practice in nigeria when accreditation precedes voting.
The senate has denied alleged report suggesting that the upper chamber on tuesday gave a fresh approval for a loan request by president muhammadu buhari to the tune of n850 billion. Legislation online the senate, national assembly, nigeria pdf of bill doc. And for related matters 6th june, 2006 enacted by the national assembly of the federal republic of nigeria. An act to regulate the conduct of federal, state and local government elections and to repeal the. Ahead of 2019 general elections, the national assembly has transmitted the 2010 electoral act amendment bill 2018 passed by both chambers last month to president muhammadu buhari for assent. Laws of the federation of nigeria an act to regulate the conduct of federal, state and local government elections and to repeal the electoral act 2001 and for connected purposes 14th day of october 2002 enacted by the national assembly of the federal republic of nigeria as follows. Resident electoral commissioner requires senate confirmation. Elections are seen as the hallmark of democracy because it gives an avenue for peaceful change of government and legitimizes the new. Nigerian electoral act 2011 pdf nigerian electoral act 2011 pdf nigerian electoral act 2011 pdf download. Printed and published by the federal government printer, abuja, nigeria. Section 634 of the old electoral act addresses the issue of. Electoral act amendment 2015 electoral amendment act 2015. Nigerias democracy is the most populous democracy in africa with population of about 150 million.
Republic of nigeria 1999 as amended and the electoral act 2010 as amended, the. The elections were supervised conducted by an electoral commission headed by a. And the electoral body, inec, got most of the changes its new leader, attahiru jega, pled for. S 1, 68, 24, 3334, 5758 amended by general laws loss of membership of na, prov. Sections 1 and 15 are title and citation of the bill. This act amends section 95 of the electoral act, no. Voters elected the president and members to the house of representatives and the senate. The incumbent president, goodluck jonathan sought his second and final term. The changes to the law mostly reflect the suggestions of the uwaisled electoral reform committee erc.1193 124 200 110 709 1554 1531 820 756 127 1555 1087 1009 105 692 316 861 687 1099 1018 1238 159 433 334 647 946 248 1421 1112 839