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Delta lawmakers order dissolution of electoral commission

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The Board of Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) was on Thursday dissolved by the State House of Assembly.

The lawmakers also sent a directive to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to immediately act on the decision.

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The dissolution of the board followed a motion by the majority leader of the Assembly, Tim Owhefere, representing Warri South II constituency (PDP).

Owhefere noted that the dissolution of the board would enhance the electoral process in the state.

He said that the commission could now be dissolved in line with Section 7, Sub section 1 of DSIEC Law 2012.

The majority leader explained that the development was necessitated by noticeable defects and shortcomings in the electoral process as a result of the law establishing the commission.

Owhefere said that the dissolution would enable the Assembly work on the proposed new law that would enhance the electoral process in the state.

In his remark, Speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori called for voting by members who immediately filed out in from of the clerk of the House to append their signatures for the dissolution of the board.

Announcing the result of the voting, the Clerk of the House, Mrs Lyna Ocholor said that 20 members voted for the dissolution of the board, while eight members were absent and nobody voted against.

The Speaker said in line with Section 7, Sub section 1 of the law setting up DSIEC, the board now stood dissolved having fulflled two third requirement by the House for the dissolution.

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