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What Governors Who Are Against Direct Primaries Should Do – Lawan



Ahmed Lawan Senate President
Senate President Ahmad Lawan has advised governors who are not in support of adoption of direct primary as mode of electing political parties’ candidates to adopt dialogue.

Lawan, who made this call on Monday while speaking to state house correspondents after the meeting with the president, said the national assembly expects President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral amendment bill 2021 into law.

The national assembly had On November 19 transmitted the bill to president Buhari for assent.

There have been reports that some APC governors are working towards influencing Buhari not to sign the bill because of the clause.

Asked how APC can ensure stability when governors are unhappy with direct primaries, Lawan said: “So, when we have any section of a party disagreeing with something, we should be engaging,”


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“That’s why we are politicians. We must have that kind of a platform where we discuss the issues, let’s understand each other, and then we make whatever it is that will make this disagreement minimised. Or maybe where possible, eliminated completely.

“I don’t think it is right to say that governors have disagreed. Maybe some governors might have said they don’t like it this way. But that’s normal. So it’s for us to engage and engage and engage.”

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