Civil society asks Soludo to sign ANSIEC bill into law

Constitute ANSIEC Body

Anambra Civil Society Network (ACSONet), a foremost citizens advocacy platform has enjoined Governor Charles Soludo to sign the recently passed Anambra State Independent Electoral Commission (ANSIEC) bill, into law.

The demand was made in a release by the group, through its lead, Prince Chris Azor.

According to him, the Anambra State House of Assembly has taken a significant step towards strengthening democracy in the State by passing the ANSIEC bill into law.

He noted that the legislation which came as an executive bill, aimed to ensure the independence and effectiveness of the ANSIEC, while empowering the commission to set in motion the process of conducting local government election in the State.

“We the citizens of Anambra State therefore, urge Governor Soludo to sign the ANSIEC bill into law without further delay.

“This law will enhance the credibility and transparency of local government elections, empower ANSIEC to conduct free and fair elections, strengthen democratic institutions in our state and engender sustainable development, “he concluded.

The group also, appealed to Governor Soludo, to keep his promise and demonstrate commitment to democracy and the rule of law by constituting the ANSIEC body with Chairman, Secretary and Commissioners accordingly.

This, he said, would engender a stronger, more democratic Anambra State.

Recall that the Anambra State House of Assembly eight days ago passed a bill for a law to establish the state’s Independent Electoral Commission and for connected purposes.

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