Breaking: Senate Amends Electoral Act, Approves Only Direct Primaries for Parties

Breaking: Senate Amends Electoral Act, Approves Only Direct Primaries for Parties

  • The Nigerian Senate has recently approved the amendment of the Electoral Act that enables only direct primaries for political parties
  • This new move was approved earlier through a provision in the Electoral Bill which allows parties use direct or indirect mode of primaries during elections
  • Meanwhile, emerging reports indicate that the motion for this new development was backed by Senate leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi Kebbi North

FCT, Abuja- The Senate has approved an amendment to the Electoral Act, which provides that political parties would henceforth use only the direct mode of primaries to elect candidates for elections.

The Nation reports that the Senate had earlier approved a provision in the Electoral Bill that allowed parties to use either direct or indirect mode of primaries in nominating candidates for elections during primaries.

The resolutions of the Upper Chamber followed a motion titled: “Motion for recommittal” sponsored by the Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi North).

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Breaking: Senate approves direct primaries for parties
Senate amended the Electoral Act and approved direct primaries for political parties. Photo credit: Nigerian Senate
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