Nigeria Not Ripe For Direct Primaries, Says IPAC

National chairman of Inter Party Advisory Council IPAC Yabagi Yusuf Sani has said Nigeria does not have the political maturity for the direct primary election model in the selection of political party flag bearers.

He stated this in Abuja while briefing the press on some national issues.

On the ongoing stalemate between the legislature and the executive over the 2021 Electoral Bill, he commended the National Assembly for the courage, high level of commitment and patriotism exhibited in the passage of a Bill that has been widely applauded as groundbreaking and transformative in the annals of the nation’s legislative chambers.

He also urged the National Assembly and executive arms to be rather more concerned about ensuring the integrity of the electoral process and how to reduce the costs of democratic practices and make Nigeria’s democracy more resilient.

Accordingly, he recommended that the legislature should accede to the expunging of the clauses regarding direct primary election thereby, saving the other equally important provisions among which, is the one on the mandatory electronic transmission of election results by INEC.

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