Senate Passes Harmonised Electoral Bill With Direct, Indirect, Consensus Modes Of Primaries
January 25, 2022
The Senate has passed the harmonised version of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
The harmonised version, passed by the lawmakers during Tuesday’s plenary, is the final agreed version between the Senate and House of Representatives, on the amendment to Clause 84 of the bill.
It includes the direct, indirect, and consensus primary modes of nominating candidates by political parties for elections.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, who presided over the plenary, stated that both chambers have agreed to give a clear and sufficient definition for each mode of primaries, and how they would be conducted.
He explained that for the consensus method, the two chambers have produced a very clear definition of how a consensus candidate would emerge.
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