- The Senate and the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, passed a harmonized version of the 2010 Electoral Act…
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has received the news of the passage of the harmonized electoral act amendment bill, which among other things, provided for direct primaries for nomination of candidates for elections by political parties.
The party however held that it is the inalienable right of each political party, within the context of Nigeria’s constitutional democracy, to decide its form of internal democratic practices including the processes of nominating its candidates for elections at any level.
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In a statement by the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said it believes that no political party should force its own processes on any other political party “as the direct primaries amendment, a practice of the All Progressives Congress (APC), sought to achieve”.
Having stated this, the PDP further explained that it shall, within the next 48 hours, make its final decision in respect of the amendment.
The Senate and the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, passed a harmonized version of the 2010 Electoral Act (amendment) Bill, 2021, after adopting the report of their joint conference committee.
Among others, the synchronized version of the bill mandates political parties to conduct their primaries using the direct method.
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