Buhari Seeks Amendment To Electoral Act 5 Days After Assent || Max Air Begins Evacuation Of Stranded Nigerians.
Title: Buhari Seeks Amendment To Electoral Act 5 Days After Assent || Max Air Begins Evacuation Of Stranded Nigerians
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Buhari Seeks Amendment To Electoral Act 5 Days After Assent
Max Air Begins Evacuation Of Stranded Nigerians
President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to alter the Electoral Act, which was enacted by the National Assembly on January 25, 2022.
A letter dated February 28, 2022 included the request.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, read the letter on the floor during plenary on Tuesday.
In his letter, the President brought the chamber’s attention to the provisions of Section 84 subsection 12, which he claims are a defect that clash with existing Constitutional requirements.
According to him, Section 84 subsection 12 of the Act constitutes a disenfranchisement of serving political office holders from voting or being voted for at Conventions or Congresses of any Political Party, for the purpose of nomination of Candidates for any election in cases where it holds earlier than 30 days to the Election.
Max Air said on Tuesday that it will begin evacuating Nigerians who have been stuck by the Russia-Ukraine conflict as of Wednesday.
However, Air Peace stated that the evacuation procedure had not yet begun, and that this information will be made public as soon as possible.
Raymond Omodiagbe, Max Air’s General Manager of Operations, told NEWSMEN that the Federal Government had asked the airline to carry out the duty, and that the airline was ready to get started.
When asked when Air Peace will begin evacuating Nigerians as requested by the Federal Government, the airline’s spokesperson, Stanley Olisa, indicated the information would be released shortly.
On Monday, the Federal Government announced that the evacuation of roughly 2,000 Nigerians fleeing the Ukraine conflict to neighboring nations will begin on Wednesday.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen, revealed the President had approved funds for the airlines to evacuate Nigerians.
He said there were about 8,000 Nigerians in Ukraine, 5,000 of whom were students, adding that the Federal Government had tipped Air Peace and Air Max to airlift the Nigerians who wanted to be evacuated.
Earlier, Onyeama while briefing the House of Representatives on the evacuation efforts, he stated that Nigeria made Romania the hub and over a thousand Nigerians have crossed there saying Poland has about 250, Budapest in Hungary has a similar number and Slovakia is rising rapidly.
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