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BREAKING: House Of Reps Approve Direct And Indirect Primary Clauses In Electoral Bill

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The House of Representatives has approved clauses in the Electoral Bill allowing direct and indirect primary as a mode of electing candidates by political parties for general elections.

This reverts to the Electoral Act of 2010 before the National Assembly expunged indirect primary mode in the passed 2021 Electoral Bill.

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It can be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari withheld his assent to the bill transmitted to him, citing the impracticality of the direct primary mode at this time of the nation’s history.

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The rejection however compelled the House and indeed the Senate to reconsider the bill and vote to include “direct and indirect primary” provision in the electoral bill.

Reconsidering the bill in the Committee of the Whole a while ago, the House unanimously passed the provision.

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