President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signed long-awaited Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021 into law.
Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, on Friday February 25 wrote on Twitter:
“BREAKING: President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021 into law.”
The President signed the amendment bill into law at 12:25pm at a brief ceremony held at the federal executive council (FEC) chamber in the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan, Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, and Kayode Fayemi, chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) were present at the signing ceremony.
Electronic transmission of election results is part of the new provisions in the bill.