Lagos Assembly Amends LASIEC Law

Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday passed into law the Lagos State independent Electoral Commission Amendment Bill 2017.
The bill had an accelerated passage, as it went through the first second and third reading at plenary same day.
Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade recommended the accelerated passage of the bill in accordance with the section 101 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which empowers the various houses of assembly in the country to regulate its proceedings as well as the order of the State House of assembly which empowers the house to abridge time of passage of bills before it.
Sections amended included section 28 and section 62 sub section one of the state electoral law.
In his contribution, Chairman of the House Committee on Finance Yinka Ogundimu said that the amendment would create clarity and remove all forms of ambiguity in the law.
Also Chairman of the House Committee on Health, Hon. Segun Olulade said that the amendment would help settle electoral issues with special focus on time and dates of election.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa said that the purpose of the amendment was to create more participation in the electoral process as well as create flexibility for the commission to effectively carry out its duty.
The House subsequently went on recess and adjourned sitting to Monday 28th August, 2017.

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