Buhari appoints ex Senate president as head of electoral reforms committee

The federal government of Nigeria has constituted a new electoral reform committee 

The committee which will be headed by a former Senate President Ken Nnamani is expected to review all electoral processes and make recommendations to strengthen democracy in Nigeria
A former Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Ken Nnamani has been appointed to head a committee on Nigeria’s electoral reform process.

The committee will be inaugurated on Tuesday, October 4, at the HAGF’s conference room, a press statement signed by Salihu Isah, a special adviser to the attorney general of the federation said.

 Isah said the 24-member 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 recommendations made are also expected to be in tandem with global standards.

Members of the committee include: an academician, Mamman Lawal of Bayero University, Kano who will serve as the committee secretary; Muiz Banire, a senior advocate of Nigeria; Clement Nwankwo, Chief A.C Ude and Mr. Tahir, Director, Legal Drafting, federal ministry of justice, among others.

Isah said: “The attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, will on Tuesday October 4, 2016 inaugurate a committee on Constitutional and Electoral Reform at the HAGF’s Conference Room, Abuja by 11am.”

“Members of the Committee are expected to take note and turn up for the inauguration,” he added.

Nnamani as the head of the committee is also expected to bring to the table is wealth of experience and expertise.

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