Representatives agree with the Senate, pass Section 84 (8) of the Election Amendment Act

The House of Representatives passed Section 84(8) of the Election Amendment Act of 2022 to allow statutory delegates to participate in political party meetings and conventions. The House amended the clause after considering a bill sponsored by House Business and Rules Committee Chairman Abubakar Fulata in plenary on Wednesday in Abuja. The bill is titled, “Bill of Law to Reform the Electoral Law, No. 13, 2022” The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the current version, approved by President Muhammadu Buhari in February, prevented statutory delegates from participating in party primaries. Pursuant to Section 84 (8) of the Electoral Amendment Act, a political party that adopts the indirect primary system for the election of its candidates must clearly establish in its bylaws and rules the procedure for the democratic election of delegates. This according to the Law is to vote in the convention, congress or meeting, in addition to the statutory delegates already prescribed in the party constitution. Statutory delegates include: councillors, local government presidents and their vice presidents, political party presidents in all 774 LGAs, state and federal legislators. Others are: governors and their alternates, president and vice president, members of the National Work Committee of political parties, presidents and secretaries of state parties. The reform will allow the statutory delegates, in addition to the delegates chosen by the different political parties in congresses and conventions, to elect candidates for various political positions. It should be remembered that the Senate had approved the same Law on May 10. (YAYA) Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Representatives agree with the Senate, pass Section 84 (8) of the Election Amendment Act