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  • Updated: December 21, 2021

Ortom Commends President Buhari's Stance On Electoral Amendment Bill

Ortom Commends President Buhari's Stance On Electoral Amendm

Samuel Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for declining to assent to the 2021 Electoral Act Amendment Bill.

Ortom who stated this on Tuesday while speaking to journalists in Makurdi insisted that party primaries were the exclusive reserve of political parties.

According to him, direct primaries was expensive hence only big parties with enormous resources could afford them.

On indirect primaries, he said that the process only differed with direct primaries in terms of the election of delegates at the ward levels.

Ortom said of all the processes of electing candidates, the consensus mode of election was the best.

"On the consensus mode, members of the party come together and agree on a candidate thereby saving money, time and it is devoid of rancour,” he said.

He appealed to the National Assembly to accept the reasons the president gave for refusing to assent to the bill.

He, however, agreed with parts of the amendment bill that adopted the electronic transmission of election results.

" It will engender transparency in the electoral system and also add value to the system," he said.

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