DELTA STATE ELECTORAL BILL 2017 PASSES SECOND READING
*** 21 BILLS AWAITING TO BE PASSED INTO LAW
The Speaker of the Delta state House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori on Tuesday disclosed that there are about 21 bills at various levels of the House Committees awaiting to be passed into law.
The Speaker who made the disclosure during plenary Tuesday urged the newly constituted committees to speed up work performance and report to the House as soon as possible.
In the meantime, the Delta State Electoral Bill has scaled through second reading at the floor of the house after a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Hon Tim Owhofere and seconded by Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Oboro Preyor.
Opening debate on the bill, the majority leader said the bill seeks to amend some certain parts of the law establishing it as passed by the house in 2012.
Also, in his contribution to the debate, Member representing Ughelli Constituency 1, Hon Samuel Mariere said that the new law would boost the local Government electoral processes inline with recent democratic best practices.
In the same vein, Member representing Ika North East Constituency, Anthony Elekeokwuri further spoke on the merits of the bill.
The Speaker, Hon Oborevwori committed the bill to house committee on Local Government and Judiciary.
The House further adjourned plenary till Wednesday after a motion moved by Tim Owhefere and seconded by Peter Oviejitobor.