KEN Nnamani, former Senate president, has been appointed by the federal government to head a 24-member committee to review the nation’s election process and suggest ways of improvement.
The committee is to produce a new electoral framework, working with among others, unimplemented recommendations by similar bodies.
A statement issued on Sunday, October 2, by Salihu Isah, spokesman for Abubakar Malami, SAN, minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, said the committee would be inaugurated by the minister on Tuesday, October 4, at the AGF’s Conference Room, Federal Ministry of Justice headquarters, Abuja, by 11 am.
“The committee is expected to review electoral environment, laws and experiences from recent elections and make recommendations to strengthen and achieve the conduct of free and fair elections,” he said.
Isah said the federal government’s decision to review the electoral process was part of efforts to deepen democracy, ensure the creation of a process that meets global standard and the desire of the electorate.
Other members of the committee are Mamman Lawal of Bayero University, Kano, Secretary; Muiz Banire, SAN, national legal adviser of the All Progressives Congress, APC; Clement Nwankwo; A.C Ude; and Hamza Tahir, director, Legal Drafting, federal ministry of Justice, among others.
Isah said members had been notified of their appointments and the Tuesday’s inauguration.
— Oct 3, 2016 @ 19:20 GMT