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Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021

Electoral bill: Parties to obtain aspirants’ written consent before adopting consensus candidates

POLITICIANS who are seeking party tickets for elective positions must tender written consent of their withdrawals before political parties can adopt consensus candidates, according...

Fresh controversy over electoral bill as Senate adopts consensus option

FRESH controversy has hit the Electoral Act Amendment Bill as civil society organisations (CSOs) have rejected the consensus option introduced by the Senate just...

Direct primaries: Nigerians suspect conspiracy against electoral reforms

PARTICIPANTS at a town hall meeting on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, including the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA),...
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Nigerian political parties reject direct primaries

THE INTER-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) - the umbrella body of registered political parties in Nigeria - has rejected the inclusion of a provision for...

Why I refused to sign electoral bill – Buhari

A LETTER written by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly explained that the inclusion of a provision for compulsory adoption of the...

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