President Yar’Adua wants the National Assembly to expedite action on the passage of the Electoral Reform Bills before it, adding that it is his belief that this could be done within the next six weeks.
The President, submitted seven electoral reform bills to the National Assembly for passage two weeks ago
“I can only appeal to the National Assembly to expedite action on the electoral Reform Bills before the National Assembly. I can only appeal to them.
And it is to ensure smooth passage by even the State Houses of Assembly that I called for a meeting of the Council of State.
I have confidence that within the next six weeks, all these process (of constitutional amendment) can be completed. And this is the first step in the process of electoral reform.
It only aims at providing the qualitative legislation and Acts that will aid the process of free and fair elections.”