AGF absent as National Assembly, INEC create Electoral Act panel

AGF absent as National Assembly, INEC create Electoral Act panel
Published December 16, 2020
Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami
Sunday Aborisade, Abuja
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Tuesday failed to attend the technical session on the amendment to the Electoral Act.
The event was jointly organised by the National Assembly Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission and the management of INEC.
The Panel had last week held a public hearing on the amendment to the Electoral Act.
The lawmakers started the process of the amendment on Tuesday by holding a technical session with the INEC chairman, Prof. Yakubu Mahmood in attendance.
Neither Malami nor his representatives was on seat when the Chairman of the Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Kabiru Gaya, and other members of the Committee introduced themselves.
Gaya, however, said, “I wonder why the AGF is not here. He did not send representative either. I am not aware that he sent a communication to the Secretariat.
“The Clerk should find out what actually happened because his attendance is crucial to this meeting.”
Speaking during the meeting, the INEC boss said there was the need to create additional polling units in the country.
He said, “We need to create additional polling unit, this is part of our discussion at the meeting of the commission today (Tuesday).

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