President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan says the 9th National Assembly will commence immediate action on some of the recommendations of the European Union Elections Observation Mission concerning the recently concluded General Elections.
Specifically, he said the National Assembly would prioritize working on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill to ensure more credible and acceptable electoral processes in the future.
“I am sure that this time around, we will start considering those issues that we feel require urgent legislative intervention,” he said during a meeting with the EU EOM delegation at his office on Tuesday.
The group was at his office to present its final report on elections, in which it had made 30 recommendations.
“Of these 30 recommendations, the majority of them involve legal reforms, therefore, of course, we look to the National Assembly to take the initiative of having an inclusive debate and conversation and moving these recommendations forward and what we see from around the world is that it is critical that this starts early,” one of the EU officials said.
After a similar visit to the House of Representatives, the Speaker, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, promised that the House will work on the recommendations to improve on the electoral process in the next four years.