Senate re-amends Electoral bill

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On Tuesday January 25, 2022, Senate has re-amended the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, for the second time clearly defining the mode of political parties primaries.

This re-amendment was to a motion sponsored by the Senate leader, Yahaya Abdullahi from Kebbi North on rescission on clause 84 of the Electoral Act No. 26 2010 (Amendment) Bill, 2022 and Committal to the Committee of the Whole. According to a signed statement by Special Adviser to Senate President on Media, Ezrel Tabiowo.

President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan, after the amendment said the re-amendment was done to harmonise its position with that of the House of Representatives and it clearly define provisions for the mode during primaries.

Lawan said the bill will be signed into law when it has been transmitted to President for his assent.

He however warned, any political parties that refuse or fail to abide by the provisions on the mode of primaries, would miss out on participating during the forth coming elections.


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