The two chambers at the National Assembly on Tuesday harmonized the electoral amendment bill and is set to transmit it again to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.

Mr Buhari had rejected the legislation, advising that other modes of choosing flagbearers, aside direct primary, be included to enable political parties make their choices.

While amending the section which political parties should adopt in choosing its candidates, the Senate added concensus mode alongside indirect primary.

The House of Representatives added only indirect primary clause leaving out concensus mode which generated another controversy.

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In a motion titled “Rescission on Clause 84 of the Electoral Act No.6 2010 (Amendment) Bill, 2022 and Committal to the Commitiee of the Whole” moved during plenary by Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, the red and green chamber harmonized the bill with both versions spelling out how the concensus mode of primary should be adopted.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says it will immediately be transmitted to the president for his assent.

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