Breaking: Senate passes Electoral Act

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The Senate’s decision was sequel to the report submitted for consideration by the Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The Senate on Tuesday passed the Electoral Act.

One of the high points of the new Act has it that omission of party’s name or logo from ballot papers is liable on conviction to imprisonment for two years or a fine of  N2 million fine or both.

The Senate’s decision was sequel to the report submitted for consideration by the Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission.
According to the report, where the election is postponed due to omission of a political party’s name or logo, the commission’s officers responsible for such printing of party names or logo commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for two years or a fine of N2 million or both.