The immediate past National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem , has tackled the National Assembly for proposing
Speaking with some journalists in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, on Sunday, Enoidem said imposing direct primary on all the political parties in Nigeria with astronomic population is most ridiculous and untenable given the fact that it would be unmanageable due to the large population.
He, however, commended the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, for the first time over its efforts in dissuading President Buhari from signing the bill citing insecurity in the country as one of the reasons.Enoidem, who is also eyeing the red chambers for Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District, noted that the cost of managing the process of direct primary is too high as an aspirant would be compelled to undergo two major general elections, stressing that the cost of conducting elections can never be budgeted.
They'll come up with something that will favour them and not for Nigerians. In Nigeria, interest surpass everything. This people will never support Electoral act, because direct primary is easier to be manipulated.
Electoral Bill: State Governors Not Against Direct Primaries – Governor SuleNasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, on Sunday said state governors are not against the option of direct primaries for conducting elections. It's a lie they don't do any primary they just write names inec shld inspect all processes from day1 Who then is against it? Is it the president Is that the reason for him declining assent on the bill? You never talk true oga Governor. Never You Discuss Freedom With a Slave Who Still Admire his or her Chains.
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Electoral bill: We’ll create more problems if we adopt direct primary now, says Jega | TheCableAttahiru Jega, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says more problems may be created if... Jets clean your mess Abeg make this man getat
398 Days To Go, Pressure Mounts On Buhari, NASS To Pass Electoral BillJust 398 days to the conduct of the general elections, Nigerians have piled more pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to Buhari no need Nigerian anymore If the electoral amendment fails, it will be the deepest cut of all and the most shameful feat of the Buhari era. That bill ought to be an executive bill if they were sincere. I am waiting for the day that Nigerians will be sufficiently provoked.
Govs not against direct primaries, says Gov SuleThe Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, has debunked the impression that state governors use their powers to manipulate the primaries of their political parties. How Nigeria 🇳🇬 won Last Afcon 🏆 🔥A truly Dangerous Journey 💀🚸🎖🦅 Pls follow me I'll follow back ASAP Ok
Why Electoral Bill Should Be Passed Immediately – JegaFormer Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has urged the National Assembly and President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately pass the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021. My jega jega no bi pronounce am winner Go Tell now I was taught cost effective and benefit analysis at PG level. Is that subject taught across the board? The Northern Elders Forum are opposed to zoning power to the South.The Afenifere,Pandef & Ohaneze are for southern presidential candidates.Politicians at night,on the eve of the primaries,will decide who will get the ticket.What is certain; A new president must be elected.
the inclusion of direct primary in the electoral act which is before President Muhammadu Buhari.“There is a total misunderstanding that the governors are against direct primaries.Published 16 January 2022 Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, has called on the National Assembly and the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.Electoral bill: We’ll create more problems if we adopt direct primary now, says Jega Author: Dyepkazah Shibayan January 16, 2022 8:50 PM Attahiru Jega, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says more problems may be created if the direct primary mode is made compulsory for political parties.
Speaking with some journalists in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, on Sunday, Enoidem said imposing direct primary on all the political parties in Nigeria with astronomic population is most ridiculous and untenable given the fact that it would be unmanageable due to the large population. He, however, commended the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, for the first time over its efforts in dissuading President Buhari from signing the bill citing insecurity in the country as one of the reasons. As a matter of fact, a lot of the states chose whether to do direct or indirect,” he said during a Citizens’ town hall on the Electoral bill on Sunday. Enoidem, who is also eyeing the red chambers for Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District, noted that the cost of managing the process of direct primary is too high as an aspirant would be compelled to undergo two major general elections, stressing that the cost of conducting elections can never be budgeted. Jega asserted that “the bill contains quite a lot of good interventions” and the issue of direct or indirect primaries should not be made to deter the electoral process. He added that such would discourage genuine and qualified aspirants who are poor from vying for elective positions, advising the National Assembly to expunge that clause from the Act before the president’s assent. About six weeks after, President Muhammadu Buhari declined assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill over the direct primaries clause, informing the lawmakers of several issues with the clause. According to him, “for any person to think of returning direct primaries as a way of nominating a candidate in a country that has over 200 million people is a big mistake! “It is just a return of electoral process to the stone age of the 15th BC. “I think that this country will be better off with a new electoral law which will enhance the preparation and conduct of the election,” he said.
It is nothing but a clear invitation to confusion and crisis in the 21st century. According to him, the APC Constitution provides three modes for conducting its primaries – consensus, direct and indirect. INEC made 36 recommendations in the new electoral bill. It is not tenable in Nigeria with a bourgeoning population! If you look back in 2018, this same APC preaching direct primaries, there was no one person who won the election that was given a ticket by the party, that is what they want to subject Nigeria to now. “Another thing is that the cost of managing that process is too high, it means subjecting a candidate to two general elections. All we said was that why don’t you leave the options. That is the election that produces him as the candidate of the party and another for a general election. We must ensure that this bill becomes law as soon as possible in order not to armstrung the electoral process. For instance, in Akwa Ibom that has up to 368 wards, you have to conduct elections in all the wards, you are just killing the process and the person who genuinely wants to contest but does not have money. There are so many important things there, why are we boxing ourselves with either direct or indirect? “Give political parties the opportunity. “We need to interrogate these things.
In fact, it is a way of killing democracy. “I must give it to the office of the Attorney General of the Federation. More on Politics. This is the first time I’m commending that office. The reason he gave why the president should not sign the electoral act because of the direct primaries was due to insecurity in the country. “For me, it is almost nonsensical for the National Assembly to come up with such a proposal in the 21st century.
It was not supported by fact, not supported by history not even by times.” The PDP former legal adviser disclosed that the party has put structures together to take back power in 2023, saying it’s high time the government of a bad, unstable economy, filled with insecurity and hardship, be voted out Speaking on the speculations that the Maintain Peace Movement, MPM, a brainchild of Governor Udom Emmanuel to sustain peace in the state was a vehicle for the governor’s succession plan, Enoidem, who is the National Coordinator of the organ said, “so what about it? What is wrong if the governor uses the organ to midwife his succession plan? MPM cuts across party lines let people not colour the governor’s good intentions with politics, nobody can deny the fact that in the last six and half years, Akwa Ibom people have enjoyed unprecedented peace and security, compared to other states in the country, when we see such legacy, it is pertinent that people promote it. “We want the APC to also check the track record of any person they are bringing as a candidate, he must not be a violent person and should be properly scrutinized. The next governor should leverage on the peace that is already established in the state,” he said. He also dispelled the insinuation that PDP is MPM, saying, “No, the chairman and other executives are intact that is why we structured the leadership of MPM in such a way that no executive of the party (PDP) is there.
PDP is meant to be neutral, MPM is not. We are biased when it comes to the nomination of the governor’s successor, we stand with the governor in his succession plan and we are unapologetic about it.” On if the PDP would zone the presidential ticket to the south-south, the immediate past legal adviser said the decision of the party supersedes as he would work assiduously with whatever decision the party takes. “For me as Emmanuel Enoidem, I do not see anything wrong in that agitation, but “I stand with whatever decision the party takes and I’ll work for it assiduously but the void Buhari created in the north is palpable that is why insecurity is increasing in a geometric proportion, it is only because we are in a country where data is missing, where we don’t believe in the truth. APC government has failed abysmally especially in security, safety and the management of the economy,” he said.
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