In preparation for the 2011 elections, Nigeria has made various changes to laws governing elections, mainly the Electoral Act and the Constitution. Among the changes are steps taken to guarantee the independence of the Independent National Elections Commission (INEC) and to reorganize Election Tribunals and their powers. The issue of what amounts to a full term of a governorship, an issue that has recently been a subject of litigation before federal courts, has also been finally settled through a Constitutional amendment.
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Last Updated: 08/07/2012