Some of the President’s ministers are said to be planning to run for different offices on the platform of the APC
- The Senate had earlier unanimously rejected Electoral Act Amendment Bill sent by President Muhammadu Buhari
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has barred political appointees from voting at its national convention holding on Saturday.
The party made this known in a press statement on Thursday.
The statement was titled, ‘Attention to political office holders who were elected as delegates’.
It read, “The National Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of APC has declared that all political appointees who were elected as delegates to the National Convention slated for 26/3/2022 SHALL NOT VOTE in view of the controversy surrounding Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act,2022.
“However, political appointees can still attend as observers.”
The Senate had earlier unanimously rejected Electoral Act Amendment Bill sent by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In the rejected bill, the president asked the National Assembly to amend Section 84(10) of the Act to allow political appointees to contest and participate in the primaries without resigning.
Section 84(10) of the Act specifically reads, “No political appointee at any level shall be a voting delegate or be voted for at the convention or congress of any political party for the purpose of the nomination of candidates for any election.”
Some of the President’s ministers who are said to be planning to run for different offices include the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, who is said to be eyeing the Kebbi State governorship seat; the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who is believed to be planning to contest the governorship of Katsina State; the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who is rumoured to be eyeing the Presidency, among others.
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