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British envoy hails Electoral Act, says Nigerian politics fascinating

The outgoing British High Commissioner in Nigeria, Catriona  Laing, says she has enjoyed her time in Nigeria, noting that she found the country’s politics fascinating.

Laing also commended the Nigerian parliament for for passing various remarkable laws, especially the Electoral Act 2023.

The envoy spoke during her visit on Tuesday to both the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

While fielding questions from journalists after meeting with the Senate President, Laing said despite the contestation over the outcome of the February 25 presidential poll, the process was fascinating and portended bright future for Nigeria.

While noting that “Nigeria is the biggest democracy in Africa,” Laing reiterated that “The world watches your progress to democracy.”

She added that, “Though there were some disappointments in the last election, overall, every Nigerian should be proud because since 1999 Nigeria has been on the right track as far as participatory democracy is concerned.

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