House of Representatives, Wednesday approved direct and indirect primary clauses as a as procedure for the nomination of candidates by political parties for the various elective positions.
This was originally the provision in the extant law, the Electoral Act of 2010 before the National Assembly in the course of tinkering with the Act expunged ‘indirect’ primary mode.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari, had signified withholding his assent on the Electoral Act No. 6 2010 (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill, 2021 which the National Assembly had passed and forwarded to him on Thursday, November 18, 2021.
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.