Kwara Electoral law: We’ll Consider Stakeholders Recommendations- KWHA Speaker

By Nasir Abdulganiy

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The Speaker Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu has promised to consider stakeholders recommendations to fine-tune amendment of Kwara State Local Government Electoral Law.

Hon Danladi gave the assurance while declaring open a one-day public hearing on a bill to amend “Kwara State Local Government Electoral Law CAP K32” at the committee room of the Assembly complex in Ilorin.

According to the Speaker, stakeholders’ observations, contributions, and recommendations would be critically looked into to fine-tune the amendment of the bill to enable the umpire to conduct credible and fair elections that would represent the will and wishes of the people.

Speaker Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon Yakubu Danladi, House Leader, Hon Magaji and Hon AGF Salaudeen due Public Hearing on amendment of Kwara Electoral Law

His words: “Our primary goal is to ensure that the electoral laws are fair, just and promote the principles of democracy. We are committed to addressing any shortcomings in the existing system and proposing necessary amendments that will strengthen the integrity and credibility of Local Government Elections in our beloved state”.

He added that justice would be done to the amendment which aims to bring Kwara Electoral Law up to speed with the 2022 Electoral Law passed by the National Assembly.

“In line with our commitment to promoting transparency and inclusivity, we have made it a priority to incorporate the opinions and suggestions of stakeholders from various sectors of the society. We firmly believe that this collaborative approach will result in a more effective and efficient Electoral system that meets the aspirations and expectations of the people of Kwara State”, the Speaker added.

The Managing Editor FactualTimes Online, Oyewale Oyelola speaking at Pubic Hearing on amendment of Kwara Electoral Law

In his submission, the Managing Editor FactualTimes, Oyewale Oyelola aligned with position on Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on amendment of some sections of Kwara state local government electoral law.

Oyelola implored Kwarans to support the amendments including section 20 that proposes issuance of 360 days notice by the State Electoral Committee.

He noted that the amendment of section 20 from 90 days to 360 days notice is inline with 2022 Electoral Act at federal level, saying similar law is operational in Oyo State.

The Media Executive however implored the assembly to consider extension of elected local government officials tenure to four years from three years.

Oyelola said four years tenure would bring political stability and development to grassroots as well as deepen democratic rule.

 

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