Poll: Nigerians want NASS to override President Buhari on the Electoral Bill #FixElectionsNG

Nigerians, on Twitter, have asked the National Assembly to override President Muhammadu Buhari on the Electoral Bill, in a NewsWireNGR Poll.

In a Twitter poll conducted ahead of YIAGA’s town hall meeting on the Electoral Bill, %65.4 of the respondents asked the National Assembly to override the president.

Twitter users were asked, “Should NASS override the President or allow parties select between direct or indirect primaries? “YES, Override the President. NO, Allow Political Parties to select between direct or indirect primaries.”

The National Assembly had transmitted the electoral act amendment bill to the president for assent, on November 19, 2021.

The president, however, withheld assent to the bill, stating that the clause recommending direct primary for political parties “violates the spirit of democracy”.

Electronic transmission of election results and compulsory direct primaries for political parties are among the amendments proposed by the national assembly.

By 7pm on Sunday, officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), political party representatives, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and other stakeholders will deliberate on the bill, in a town hall meeting brought to you by YIAGA Africa.

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