On the 23rd of October 2018, the Senate passed the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 after the report and recommendations laid before the Senate by the Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This comes months after the President, on the 8th of March 2018, withheld presidential assent on the previous version of the Bill presented before him for assent. The Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission had made amendments to the Bill based on the issues raised by the President and presented a new version of the Bill before the Senate which the Senate duly passed.
The objectives of the Bill are as follows;
The amendments to the Electoral Act are as follows;