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Godiya Akwashiki, Senator representing Nasarawa North, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Akwashiki announced his resignation from the party during the inauguration of the construction of Nasarawa Eggon/Galle road, in Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area of the state, on Monday. He cited the alleged doctoring of delegates list as the reason for leaving the ruling party.

Lawan – NASS Will Amend Electoral Act

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said that efforts will be made by the National Assembly to amend the electoral act to serve as safeguard against weaknesses identified in the law.

Lawan made this known on Tuesday at plenary, following a matter of National importance brought by Sen. Yahaya Abdullahi (PDP-Kebbi), NAN reports.

The Senate President described the judgment by the Supreme Court on Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act as a landmark judgment that vindicates the National Assembly.

He said further amendment of the Act would strengthen it ahead of the 2023 general elections.