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Senate Passes Harmonised Electoral Bill, Retains Direct, Indirect, Consensus Modes Of Primaries

Nigeria Senate

January 25, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday passed the harmonised version of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.

They finally agreed on the harmonised version of the amendment on clause 84 between the Senate and House of Representatives.

The version which was passed by the Senate during the plenary on Tuesday includes direct, indirect and consensus methods of nominating candidates by political parties.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan said both chambers have agreed in the harmonised bill to give a clear and sufficient definition for each mode of primaries and how they are to be conducted.

He adds that for consensus methods, the two chambers have produced a very clear definition of how a consensus candidate will emerge.