I did not write the new electoral law alone, says Omo-Agege


Senate Vice President Senator Ovie Omo-Agege said he alone could not have drafted the amended election bill as claimed on social media.

Speaking at a consultative meeting in Ughelli North, Delta State, Omo-Agege called on the public to disregard misinformation circulating that he alone drafted the election act.

He noted that the people were misinformed about the amended law which was authorized by the National Assembly and duly endorsed by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret’d).

He said: “We are not going to sit back and allow the state government to use the instrumentality of the Nigerian police to intimidate our people. I can declare that, yes, they can wield power here at the state level, we are also available to quell the activities in Abuja.

“That was the gist of the remarks I made there, but I also understand that there has been some misinformation and misinterpretation of those remarks, particularly as I, Ovie Omo Agege, claimed authorship of the new electoral law.

“So that people take a deep breath, don’t lose their sense of humor, nobody writes a bill alone and votes it in the National Assembly.

“It is now up to the courts to exercise the powers of section six of the constitution for judicial review to decide whether or not this section remains or should be removed.

“There is nowhere in the world I will claim authorship of Article 84(12) while I oppose Article 84(12)”

He assured members of the All Progressives Congress that the introduction of the bi-modal voter accreditation system would bring transparency and ensure a fair and credible electoral process for the upcoming general elections in 2023.

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