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Governors not against direct primaries Governor Sule of Nasarawa says

The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, Sunday, said the 36 State Governors are not afraid of direct primaries as being alleged by some Nigerians.

Sule stated this during a panel discussion at a town hall meeting being organized by Yiaga Africa on the passage of the Electoral Bill.

“The Governors are not against the electoral bill, they only want an option of direct or indirect primaries and not having to stick with one.” Governor of Nasarawa State says.

He also pointed that the governors are not afraid of direct primaries as being alleged, “Governors are not afraid of direct primaries contrary to what people may think”.

He also called on NASS to give INEC the law to operate 2023 elections.  

According to him, INEC made 31 recommendations to the amend the 2010 Electoral Act to conduct credible elections, but NASS only approved 25 of the recommendations.

He maintained that governors will still manipulate the electoral process even if direct primaries are conducted.

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