9th Assembly Must Work On Electoral Act

                              Senate Chamber

The Senator-elect for Niger South Senatorial District, Alhaji Muhammad Bima Enagi has stated that the incoming 9th National Assembly must amend the Electoral Act to the extent that it would discourage money politics and vote buying. Bima who spoke to journalists in Minna after a Federal High Court sitting in Minna reaffirmed him as the All Progressives Congress, APC candidate for Niger south at the just concluded elections in the country said that he was ready to give a new leadership direction to Niger South that will be people oriented. Minna Federal High Court presided over by Justice A.B Aliyu in his ruling dismissed Senator Mustapha Sani Mohammed the incumbent senator’s suit for failing to provide evidences beyond reasonable doubt to declare him winner of the said election for Niger South Senatorial District. In view of several litigations and allegations of vote buying that trailed elections in the country, Bima said that the 9th National Assembly must work assiduously to ensure the amendment of the electoral act to discourage money politics. He also said that another area that needed to be looked into to rid the nation of corruption was the country’s procurement act because it was one area where serious corruption is happening and when checked corruption would have been substantially reduced. Bima emphasized the need to adequately protect the civil servants if the country would succeed in the fight against corruption and its tendencies.

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