Sign ANSIEC Bill into law, constitute commission, Civil Society tells Soludo


Anambra Civil Society Network (ACSONet), a foremost citizens advocacy platform has enjoined Gov. Charles Chukwuma Soludo to sign the recently passed 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 our State by passing the ANSIEC Bill into law. This crucial legislation which came as an executive Bill, aims to ensure the independence and effectiveness of the Anambra State Independent Electoral Commission (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 Chukwuma Soludo to sign the ANSIEC Bill into law without further delay” Comrade Azor said.

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 your promise and demonstrate commitment to democracy and the rule of law by constituting the ANSIEC Body with the Chairman, Secretary and Commissioners accordingly.

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

Recall that the Anambra State House of Assembly on Wednesday last week passed a Bill for a law to establish the state’s Independent Electoral Commission and for connected purposes.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
%d bloggers like this: