A coalition of civil societies has said it uncovered a fresh plot by some lawmakers in the National Assembly to frustrate the Electoral Bill and foist a cul-de-sac version of the bill on Nigerians ahead of the 2023 general elections. 

The group called on Nigerians, political parties, civil societies, the media, market women and Nigerian students to stop the lawmakers from carrying out the conspiracy.

The group disclosed these on Thursday in Abuja at a press conference themed, “CUL-DE-SAC? The plot to trap the Electoral Bill in the mines of delay.”   

The CSOs include; the Center For Liberty, Raising New Voices Initiative, Ready-to-Lead Africa, Speak out Africa, Project Vote Initiative, The Nigerian Alliance, The Art and Civics Center, CDNDC, Adopt-A-Goal Initiative and Free Nigeria Movement.

Speaking on behalf of the coalition, Dare Ariyo-Atoye, said the fallout of the Section 52 (2) of the Senate version of the Electoral Bill on Electronic Transmission of Results was to trigger an executive veto and cause the bill to be returned to the National Assembly, by which time the National Assembly would be busy attending to the Appropriation Act.

He added that the elements…

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