Oct 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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2023 Election: APC Planning Massive Rigging With Direct Primaries, Lawmaker Raises Alarm

  • The All Progressives Congress was accused of rigging the 2023 general election against all other opposition parties
  • The allegation was made by a legislature from the House of Representatives on Wednesday , October 13th
  • Venerable Ayo Yusuf said that legal action may be required. The National Assembly leadership on this matter

A House member Ayo Yusuf claimed on Wednesday October 13th that the ruling space Progressives Congress is planning a tampering process before 2023 parliamentary elections.

Yusuf said there is evidence that the ruling party could be contacted to make a decision on restricting political parties to direct Primaries to be held in the ongoing amendments to the Electoral Law 2010.

The legislature condemned the unanimous decision of the lower and upper chambers of the National Assembly to appoint members of political parties who aspire to an electoral committee to make it compulsory.

Yusuf said that this decision by the National Assembly is aimed at perfecting plans for a manipulation process by APC.

With Finding that legislators from the opposition party – the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in particular – have not been given an opportunity to debate it, Yusuf said there may be legal action against it. could give NASS.

He said:

“I was in the chamber and I was against it, but it was not allowed to be debated.”

“First, it wasn’t part of the report, it came as a supplement and that day I told the speaker that it was wrong; that the Supreme Court ruled – I can’t remember the details of the case now – that parties should be allowed to use the modus operandi to choose their candidates. “

He warned that the leadership of the National Assembly could deprive parties expected to deliberate on the matter and face challenges.

The Senate’s decision followed various forms of cooperation, partnership and advocacy of stakeholders in electoral matters.

With this new development, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) now has the right to any To transmit election results electronically.

The Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, praised the leadership of the Senate in approving the electronic transmission ng of election results.


Okechukwu said the Senate approval would be of great benefit to the election process in Nigeria.

He also said this Senate move will reduce all forms of electoral violence and criminal activity by rogue.