Senate approves only direct primaries for parties

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The Senate has approved an amendment to the Electoral Act, which provides that political parties would henceforth only the direct mode primaries to elect candidates for elections.

The Senate had earlier approved a provision in the Electoral Bill that allowed parties to either direct or indirect mode primaries in nominating candidates for elections during primaries.

The resolutions the Upper Chamber followed a motion titled: “Motion for recommittal” sponsored by the Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi North).

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