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2019 elections: Presidential poll to come last as Reps amend Electoral Act

The House of Representatives on Tuesday amended the Electoral Act to change the sequence of elections in Nigeria with the presidential election coming last.

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Adopting the report of the committee on Electoral Matters chaired by Rep Aisha Dukku (APC, Gombe), the lawmakers said the elections into the 109 Senate and 360 House of Reps seats will come first in the sequence.

This will be followed by the governorship and state assemblies’ elections, while that of the president will come last.

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Daily Trust reports that the election sequence before now is in such a way that the presidential and National Assembly elections come first on the same day, while that of governors and state assemblies come last.

The consideration of the report, which seeks amendment to many other sections of the Electoral Act, is ongoing at the time of filing this report.

 

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