President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the setting up of a 24-man Electoral Reform Committee with a former Senate President, Ken Nnamani as chairman.
It would be recalled that the former Senate President had announced his retirement from active politics. It is yet uncertain if he is still a card carrying member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its Board of Trustees, BoT.
The committee has members from civil society groups, the academic community, traditional institutions, former lawmakers and the legal profession.
According to a statement issued by the media aide to the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF and Minister of Justice, Salisu Isah, the AGF, Abubakar Malami, will inaugurate the committee on Tuesday.
According to the statement issued on Sunday, the Constitutional/ Electoral Reform Committee was set-up as part of concerted effort by the administration of President Buhari to ensure an electoral process that would meet the global standard and satisfy the desire of the electorates”.
“The Committee is expected to Review Electoral environment, laws and experiences from recent elections conducted in Nigeria and make Recommendations to strengthen and achieve the conduct of free and fair elections in Nigeria”, the AGF said.
On the choice of Nnamani as the chairman of the committee, Malami said the former Senate President is expected to bring his wealth of experience to bear on the reform process.
Other members include a lecturer at the Ado Bayero University, Kano, Dr. Mamman Lawal, who will serve as secretary, Dr. Muiz Banire, SAN, Dr. Clement Nwankwo, Chief A.C Ude and Mr. Tahir, the Director, Legal Drafting, Federal Ministry of Justice.
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