Dec 9, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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2023: Gbajabiamila meets Buhari, shares president’s stand on direct primaries

The spokeswoman for the Nigerian House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has insisted that President Buhari support the direct code

which allows all cards to be members of political Parties involved in the selection of candidates for important elections.

Gbajabiamila stated this on Thursday, November 18, after meeting President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He responded to questions from State House reporters and asked the President to sign the recently passed Electoral Modification Act.

Gbajabiamila told journalists in Abuja after the meeting that he had told the president to support the holding of direct primaries by political parties, as included in the law recently passed by the legislature.

< p class = "align-left"> The law became Rejected by many state governors of the two main parties for urging the president not to sign the law because of the clause requiring political parties to hold direct primaries when selecting candidates.

In addition to the governors, the largest opposition party, the PDP, is against the clause on direct primaries.

Legislators believe that conducting direct primaries gives governors power to determine who is a candidate for election in a state.