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Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by fergie001: 1:05pm On Jan 25
NASS harmonises Electoral Bill, agrees on consensus mode of primary

The Senate and the House of Representatives have harmonised their positions on the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2010.

Both Chambers of the National Assembly agreed that “consensus” should be part of the mode of nominating candidates by political parties for elections.

This followed a motion titled: “Rescission on Clause 84 of the Electoral Act No.6 2010 (Amendment) Bill, 2022 and Committal to the Committee of the Whole” moved at plenary by Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan said the position represents a harmonised version of the Electoral Bills passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Lawan added that the details of how the consensus option of primary would be used by political parties have been spelt out in the Bill.

He expressed hope that President Muhammadu Buhari would sign the Bill when presented to him for assent.

Senate Leader, Abdullahi, in his lead debate, said the Senate: “Recalls that the on Wednesday, 19 January, 2022, Section 84 of the Electoral Act No.6 2010 (Amendment) Bill was reconsidered in the Committee of the Whole following the withholding of Assent by the President C-inC with observations;

“Observes that some fundamental issues which require fresh legislative action by both Chambers of & National Assembly emerged on the Clause.

“These necessitated a Joint leadership meeting, in order to give Nigerians an enduring Electoral Act that can stand the test of time; and

“Relying on order 1(b) and order 52(6) of Senate Standing Order, 2022 as amended.

“Accordingly resolves to: Rescind its decision on the affected Clause of the Bill as passed and re-commit same to the Committee of the Whole for re-consideration and passage.”


The lone prayer in motion was approved by the Senate when it was put to voice vote by Lawan during the Committee of the Whole.

Lawan said: “Clause 84: Nomination of candidates by political parties. And this is a harmonised report.

“The House has the same report. Bypassing the amendment to 84, the mode of conducting primaries by parties to produce candidates, we have concluded on our task on the amendment to the Electoral Act No. 6, 2010 Bill.

“You will recall that the Senate and the House passed the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill with slight difference.

“While the House passed the mode of primaries to be direct and indirect only, the Senate a passed the mode of primaries to be direct, indirect and consensus.

“What we have done is to give very clear and sufficient definition to each mode of primaries.

“The direct primary is well defined and how it will be conducted. Ditto the indirect primaries. And for the consensus, the two Chambers have produced in this bill, very clear definition of how the consensus candidate would emerge.

“Therefore, we are very glad that we have been able to achieve this consensus between the two chambers to arrive at this harmonised version and we are also very optimistic that Mr. President will sign the Bill.

“Our desire is to ensure that we reform the electoral processes in Nigeria for better transparency, accountability and integrity to the satisfaction of Nigerians and the international community.

“When this is signed into law, political parties would have the responsibility of ensuring that they follow the law.

“Otherwise, they will end up missing the opportunity to participate in elections.”

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Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by treesun: 1:17pm On Jan 25
fergie001:
NASS harmonises Electoral Bill, agrees on consensus mode of primary



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Consensus like Tinubu has been doing in Lagos!

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Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by JosephXavier: 1:17pm On Jan 25
Spineless NASS

we have just one year and we will be done with this most useless regime in the history of democracy

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Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by teejayreal(m): 1:17pm On Jan 25
I see the work of tinubu. His hand writing is written all over this so called meeting that the senators did. Let's pretend as if we don't know what's going on
Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by Wahala90: 1:17pm On Jan 25
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Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by Ahmeduana(m): 1:18pm On Jan 25
Just because of one person!
Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by Baloranking(m): 1:18pm On Jan 25
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Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by Laggafin: 1:18pm On Jan 25
They should just hand it over to the herder to sign.. Enough of the political dramas

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Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by bilo1(m): 1:18pm On Jan 25
Anyhow,we move!

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Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by KingAzari: 1:18pm On Jan 25
Green and red rubberstamps

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Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by Greystone: 1:18pm On Jan 25
undecided Confused bunch of overpaid people.

Tomorrow they’ll vex wen we call them rubber stamp

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Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by oluseyiforjesus(m): 1:19pm On Jan 25
Rubber stamp pple

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Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by oluwaseyi187(m): 1:20pm On Jan 25
Observing.
Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by wisdom042(m): 1:21pm On Jan 25
And we say Nigeria will grow, my question is when?

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Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by free2ryhme: 1:23pm On Jan 25
fergie001:
NASS harmonises Electoral Bill, agrees on consensus mode of primary



SOURCE
Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by mamaafrik(m): 1:25pm On Jan 25
Una wey dey shout Tinubu upandan,we 'll smell pepper if that man near power.
Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by Nobody: 1:26pm On Jan 25
Is this not akin to speaking in tongues.... these thieves in agbada have changed nothing

Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by Belleful: 1:28pm On Jan 25
Hahaha Watch as BUHARI refuses to sign d bill because of consensus

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Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by emmykk(m): 1:32pm On Jan 25
Ordinary if an election should be direct,indirect or consensus a senate of 109 adult and 365 House of Rep members have been fooling themselves for months now because of what they will gain or lose from any of the decision

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Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by Uchesis(m): 1:38pm On Jan 25
But why do they keep bringing new new clauses into the bill? Is it so that Bubu won't sign it or what?

If bubu sign this one, that means he will bring his own preferred candidate for apc. I fear for Tinubu
Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by eedimo(m): 1:38pm On Jan 25
It is well
Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by jacoik(m): 1:39pm On Jan 25
Sometimes I don't know if it's to cry or laugh in this country. We where contesting against indirect primary before now consensus has chip in. Who did we the masses really offend in this corntree

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Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by adioolayi(m): 1:40pm On Jan 25
Consensus is a fraud and all politicians knows this!

Anyways, who will be at the receiving end of this obvious evil agenda The politicians themselves grin cheesy grin

They are the ones that will campaign aggressively, spend money, mobilise everyone just to win a primary to represent their parties...Only for some caucus in that same party to write a list of consensus candidates grin grin grin

If you come on social media to cry afterwards...We ordinary Nigerians won't pity you!

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Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by PARADIZEPRIEST: 1:43pm On Jan 25
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Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by ButterBurger: 1:46pm On Jan 25
I think we should be more concerned about that consensus, na there be the loophole.
Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by Remman(m): 1:53pm On Jan 25
Concensus or whatever, it's not a problem in as much as there's going to be an electronic way of transmitting results... So, it's pretty Okay by me!
Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by PassingShot(m): 1:57pm On Jan 25
This makes a lot of sense.

PMB wins the argument once again.

You can't restrict political parties to just one option. What happens if some circumstances make that one option impossible to implement? Chaos, anarchy, confusion and a lot of court cases after.

With these 3 options, a political party can choose whichever suits their prevailing conditions at any particular time.

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Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by snoopz: 2:30pm On Jan 25
Since they can't win the war against yes to direct election, Consensus means they can even decide that they won't even waste money on the already rigged indirect election people don't want, so nobody will win with these scenarios but inserting a consensus means everybody( in politics there is nothing like everybody tho) don choose one person...
Thiefnubu is that your hand am looking at all over the place ?
Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by tommylee(m): 2:34pm On Jan 25
wisdom042:
And we say Nigeria will grow, my question is when?

My answer is NEVER

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Re: Electoral Bill: Reps, Senate Harmonise (allow For Direct, Indirect & Consensus) by bigdammyj: 2:41pm On Jan 25
Okay

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