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Senate Adopts Direct Primaries For Political Parties In Nigeria

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Senate Adopts Direct Primaries For Political Parties In Nigeria

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday ratified that political parties in the country should adopt direct primaries to all elective positions.

The Senate also said that the primaries should be supervised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The acceptance was sequel to motion for Re- Commital of some Clauses of the Electoral Act No.6 2010( Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill, 2021( SB. 122), sponsored by the Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi.

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ABN TV recalls 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.

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The Senate has also agreed that INEC can now determine the mode of transmission of results during elections, including the electronic transmission or manual transmission.

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