ABH ELECTION BAN LIFTED, A NEW RACE BEGINS
The race to who gets to hang their banner on the hall’s gate has begun. But this time, the times have changed. Presiding over the second virtual meeting of the Hall Assembly, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Adegbaju Francis lifted the ABH election ban.
The ordinary meeting which held on 4th February 2021 on Zoom had the chairman of the electoral commission, Mr. Aworanti Paul present the committee’s election proposal.
According to Mr. Aworanti, the election will be conducted via an online platform to be built from the scratch. The development of this e-voting platform would cost the hall 70,000 Naira. He also explained the modalities and eligibility criteria for the election. After much deliberations and some corrections, the corrected proposal was adopted.
The race to who emerges as the new Alexander Brown Hall chairperson, amongst other offices, officially commenced at about 8pm when the house moved for the ban on election to be lifted. The election is scheduled to hold between 9am and 5pm on Saturday, March 13, 2021.
Following this development, the acting Information Minister has since a release detailing the cost of forms and the eligibility criteria.
The proposed election schedule is as follows:
- Purchase and submission of forms: Saturday, February 6, 2021 to Saturday, February 27, 2021.
- Voters registration: Monday ,February 22 to Saturday, March 6.
- Screening of political aspirants: Monday, March 8, 2021
- Press Night: Wednesday, March 10.
- Manifesto Night: Thursday, March 11.
- Elections: Saturday, March 13.
However, there were reservations on the convenience and effectiveness of having the Press Night and Manifesto Night on different days. The Editor-in-chief of this press, Mr. Onyekachi Osondu agreed to work with the electoral commission to see the possibility of having both on the same day via Instagram Live.
As the season of flyers, posters, and videos gets underway, we are committed to keeping you up-to-date on the political happenings; even as physical resumption remains uncertain