The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC has called on the National Assembly, NASS to prioritise the amendment of the Electoral Reforms Act to promote credibility and transparency in the electoral processes.
The Centre’s Executive Director, Auwal Musa-Rafsanjani, made this appeal in a statement in Abuja, as the NASS resumes plenary.
He urged members of the legislature to expedite urgent action on Constitutional Amendment to resolve certain fundamental issues in the country.
Musa-Rafsanjani said that it was paramount to develop legal frameworks for constituency engagement and consultation, to ensure full participation of the electorate in understanding of constituency projects implementation.
He said that as the NASS was resuming its legislative duties for the year, domestication of the pending global and regional anti-corruption instruments for coordination and result-oriented approach in anti-corruption fights could not be over-emphasised.
According to him, NASS should ensure prompt reform of the security sector and revisit Asset Recovery and Proceeds on Crime Bills, by providing a legal and institutional framework.