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2023: I Was The One That Wrote Electoral Act 2022 – Omo-Agege [Video]

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The Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, has claimed to have written the Electoral Act of 2022 recently passed by the National Assembly.

In a viral video obtained by Naija News, the Delta governorship aspirant said he wrote the electoral act because of the local politics being played in the South-South state.

Speaking in Pidgin English, the lawmaker called on all APC members in the states not to be afraid of politicians who call the shots because the ruling party is in charge now.

Omo-Agege said that the electoral system has changed following the passage of the electoral act and nobody will be allowed to manipulate election results.

The deputy senate president also claimed to call the shots in Abuja, being one of the leaders of the National Assembly and the ruling party.

He made these claims while addressing some All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders at a political meeting which took place in Delta.

“No be who first call police dey win case. They (referring to some Delta politicians) dey here (Delta), we dey Abuja. You know what that means.

“As my leader, Dr Mordi said, electoral regime don change and that electoral act wey una dey hear so, na me write am. I write am because I know how Delta politics be,” he said.

Naija News recalls that Senator Omo-Agege co-sponsored a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010, with the Senator representing Borno North, Abubakar Kyari, in 2019.

In the bill titled: “A bill for an act to amend the Electoral Act (No.6) 2010 and for other related matters 2019”, the two lawmakers sought a number of amendments to the Electoral Act.

The bill sponsored by Omo-Agege and Kayri gave birth to the amendment of the act which became the Electoral Act of 2022.

However, the amendment process of the electoral act was trailed by controversies over the insertion of some clauses by the members of the National Assembly.

Initially, the bill was rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari over the insertion of the clauses but it was later signed by the president after an amendment.