FG plans massive legal reform to strengthen democracy

The minister of Justice and Attorney General of the federation, Abubakar Malami says the government will undertake a comprehensive legal reform, towards strengthening the nation's democracy. INEC's Chairman expressed concern about the worsening dimension of violence, in the country's electioneering processes. TVC News Correspondent, Joke Adisa reports that the minister disclosed this during a stakeholders' meeting conveyed by a coalition of civil society organisations to review the conduct of Nigeria's 2015 general elections, subsequent re-runs and end of term polls. It's a platform for strategic discussion on improving the electoral process ahead of the 2019 general elections. The Justice Minister agrees there is the urgent need to review some of the obsolete laws in the Nigerian constitution and the Electoral Act in order to improve upon the successes of past elections On its part, Nigeria's electoral umpire wants  legislation and institutional reforms put in place to enable function more satisfactorily. And arising from the challenges of...