On Friday, 25 February 2022 President Muhammadu Buhari after much delay over
the years signed the reworked Electoral Amendment bill into law. The Bill has the
potential to significantly strengthen the legal framework governing our electoral
system and set the pace for a better and more credible elections in 2023.
The Youth Party welcomes the new Electoral Act 2022 and is pleased to have
contributed significantly to the final outcome of the Act through numerous policy
advocacy interventions. The Youth Party was one of the few parties that responded
to the invitation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in a letter
dated 18th June, 2019 to submit recommendations1 for reform of the electoral
process after the last general elections. The Party also submitted an extensive
memorandum to the National Assembly Joint Committee on INEC and Electoral
Matters which was also presented at the public hearing of the Bill by our Financial
Secretary, Mr. Ifeanyi Nwoye even though we were given a very short notice.
Read more about the Electoral Act 2022 position paper here https://bit.ly/3KzT33u0