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Nigerian Senate proposes public debate for Presidential, Gubernatorial candidates, others

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday proposed a mandatory public debate electoral system for all candidates contesting for the office of Deputy Governor, Governor, Vice President, and Presidency. This came via a bill titled; Electoral amendment Act, CAP E6b, (SB.176). Nigerian Senate.

The bill is sponsored by the Senator representing Oyo North Senatorial district, Senator Buhari Abdulfatai. The bill seeks to empower the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to organize a mandatory public debate for all candidates to the office of Deputy Governor, Governor, Vice President, and President in Nigeria.

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The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan in his speech said the bill was a welcome development for the Nigerian electoral system as it will help in strengthening electoral processes before, during and after elections. He however appreciated Senator Buhari Abdulfatai for coming up with such a wonderful bill. The Senate after a series of debate, unanimously passed the bill for second reading.

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday proposed a mandatory public debate electoral system for all candidates contesting for the office of Deputy Governor, Governor, Vice President, and Presidency. This came via a bill titled; Electoral amendment Act, CAP E6b, (SB.176). Nigerian Senate.

The bill is sponsored by the Senator representing Oyo North Senatorial district, Senator Buhari Abdulfatai. The bill seeks to empower the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to organize a mandatory public debate for all candidates to the office of Deputy Governor, Governor, Vice President, and President in Nigeria.

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan in his speech said the bill was a welcome development for the Nigerian electoral system as it will help in strengthening electoral processes before, during and after elections. He however appreciated Senator Buhari Abdulfatai for coming up with such a wonderful bill. The Senate after a series of debate, unanimously passed the bill for second reading.

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