T H I R D  S C H E D U L E

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T H I R D S C H E D U L E

Item (F) of the Third Schedule to the Constitution is altered—

(a) by substituting for paragraph 14, a new paragraph "14"—

"14 (1) The Independent National Electoral Commission shall comprise the following members

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(a) a Chairman, who shall be the Chief Electoral Commissioner ; and

(b) twelve other members to be known as National Electoral Commissioners.

(2) A member of the Commission shall—

(a) be non-partisan and a person of unquestionable integrity ; and

(b) be not less than 40 years of age in the case of the Chairman and not less than 35 years of age in the case of the National Commissioners.

(3) There shall be for each State of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, a Resident Electoral Commissioner who shall—

(a) be appointed by the President subject to confirmation by the Senate ;

(b) be a person of unquestionable integrity and shall not be a member of any political party ; and

(c) not be less than 35 years of age" ; and

(d) in paragraph (15)(c), line 2, by inserting immediately after the word "finances", the words, "conventions, congresses and party primaries".

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