…AGF inaugurates committee Tuesday
Chris Steven , Abuja
In it’s effort to ensure an electoral process that would meet the global standard and satisfy the desire of the electorate; the Federal Government has constituted a constitutional and electoral reforms committee to re-jig the current process.
Comrade Salihu Othman Isah, Special Adviser to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has revealed.
In a press statement Comrade Isah issued on Sunday and made available to newsmen in Abuja, he disclosed that the Committee will be inaugurated on Tuesday October 4, 2016 at the HAGF’s Conference Room, Abuja by 11am.
The 24-member strong Committee will be chaired by the former Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani. He is expected to bring his wealth of experience to bear on the reform process.
An academician, Dr. Mamman Lawal of Bayero University, Kano is the Committee Secretary while other notable members include, Dr. Muiz Banire, SAN, Dr. Clement Nwankwo, Chief A.C Ude and Mr. Tahir, Director, Legal Drafting, Federal Ministry of Justice, amongst others.
The release state inter-alia that, “The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, will on Tuesday October 4, 2016 inaugurate a Committee on Constitutional and Electoral Reform at the HAGF’s Conference Room, Abuja by 11am.
“The Committee is expected to Review Electoral environment, laws and experiences from recent elections conducted in Nigeria and make Recommendations to strengthen and achieve the conduct of free and fair elections in Nigeria.
“Members of the Committee are expected to take note and turn up for the inauguration”, it concluded.