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Direct Primaries: There Should Be Other Options – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he personally doesn’t believe in direct primaries in choosing candidates of various political parties for elections.

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The President’s refusal to assent to the Electoral Amendment Bill had generated different reactions.

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The Senate had earlier threatened to override the President’s veto before it backtracked.

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Speaking on his rejection of the Bill in a chat with Channels Television, Buhari stated that there should be options in choosing candidates for election.

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He said introducing only direct primaries is not democratic.

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“You can’t dictate to people and say you are doing democracy. There should be options. We must not insist it must be direct primaries,” he said.

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The President promised to give assent to the Bill if the National Assembly reworks and sends it again.

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