- Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, the Vice-President's wife, stormed the Nigerian senate to observe today's session
- The Senate President Ahmad Lawan who welcomed the Vice President’s wife to the Senate commended women for showing interest in the constitutional development in the country
- Meanwhile, some members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, kicked against the move to usher in the wife of the VP, to witness voting on the clauses up for consideration in the Constitution Amendment Bills
The wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo on Tuesday, March 1st, led a delegation of women to observe the Senate’s plenary.
The Nation reports that the Senators are preparing to vote on Bills proposed by its committee to amend the 1999 Constitution.
The Senate President Ahmad Lawan recognised the presence of Mrs. Osinbajo and her team at the gallery.
In the delegation is the United Nations Country Representative to Nigeria, Comfort Lamptey, The Nigerian Tribune added.
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First Lady, Aisha visited earlier
Recall that the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari was, last Tuesday, at the National Assembly to observe the laying of the report of the Ad hoc Committee on the 1999 Constitution Review.
Aisha Buhari was accompanied by the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed and a delegation of Nigerian women to the parliament.
Reps pass Electoral Bill but without compulsory direct primary clause
In a previous report by Legit.ng, the House of Representatives has passed the electoral act amendment bill after revising the compulsory direct primary clause.
The House at its sitting removed clause (84) requiring political parties to only select candidates through direct primaries.
President Muhammadu Buhari had declined assent to the bill, citing his reservations with the direct primary clause.
The amended clause read:
“The procedure for nomination of candidates by political parties for various elective positions shall be by direct and indirect primaries.”
Electoral bill: I don't believe in direct primaries, Buhari blows hot, slams National Assembly
Meanwhile, President Buhari said he personally does not believe in direct primaries in choosing candidates of various political parties for elections.
Speaking on his rejection of the Electoral Bill in an interview, Buhari stated that there should be options in choosing candidates for election, Daily Trust reports.
The president disclosed that introducing only direct primaries is not democratic.