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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Electoral Act Amendment: Don cautions NASS against `over legislation’

Prof. Abdulwahab Egbewole, former Dean of Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin says
the National Assembly has not done anything beyond its constitutional power by
amending the Electoral Act.
The law professor, however, cautioned the federal lawmakers against what he called
“over legislation”.
Egbewole made the remarks in Ilorin on Thursday while interacting with newsmen on
the controversy surrounding the amendment.
He also said that although the National Assembly has the exclusive power to scrutinise
the election sequence, it should not in the process jeopardise the existence of INEC.
The major amendments done by the lawmakers seeks to change the sequence of
The lawmakers wanted the national assembly’s election to come first, followed by that
of state lawmakers and governors, to end with the presidential election.
He noted that disagreement was possible among politicians when one group feels that
its existence is being threatened.
Commenting on the recent rating of Nigeria by the Transparency International in its
2017 Corruption Perception Index (CPI), Egbewole said the report was a challenge to
the present administration to rethink its approach on the anti-corruption war.
The global anti-corruption watchdog ranked Nigeria 148th out of 180 in the 2017 CPI

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