The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated its engagement committee on the proposed amendment to the Electoral Act and the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
Naija News reports that the composition of the committee was announced in a statement on Friday by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan.
The committee is tasked with collating inputs from stakeholders, as well as engage relevant civil society groups and work closely with the National Assembly for more inclusive and accelerated processes in the “desired amendment” to the act and the constitution.
According to the PDP’s spokesperson, the amendments included a constitutional review that would among other things entrench “the desired federal structure”, as well as a review of the Electoral Act that would guarantee free, fair and credible elections.
The aim is to eliminate loopholes that encourage violence, manipulation and rigging of elections at all levels.
The committee will be headed by former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremmadu.
Other members of the committee are Senator Suleiman Nazif, Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem, Hon. T.J Yusuf, Hon. Kingsley Chinda, Senator Sahabi Yau, Senator Biodun Olujimi, Mrs. Laurentia Mallam, Dr. Oche Joseph Otorkpa (Youths Demography), Hon. Joyce Ramnap and Barr. Taminu Turaki (SAN) who will serve as secretary.