Position Paper – President Buhari’s Rejection of the 2021 Electoral Bill: Another opportunity to get it right

Position Paper – President Buhari’s Rejection of the 2021 Electoral Bill: Another opportunity to get it right

A few weeks ago, the President Muhammadu Buhari refused to assent to the 2021 Electoral  Bill, which was passed by both chambers of the National Assembly on November 18, listing  the inclusion of the compulsory direct primaries for political parties as his major concern.  

President Buhari argued that the compulsory mode for selection of candidates is subject to  manipulation and will lead to high costs of conducting primaries, violate citizens’ rights, lead  to litigation and cause security challenges.  

Read our Position Paper on the President’s rejection of the Bill https://bit.ly/3I1EMLI