In Nigeria, bill allowing independent candidacies for any elected office passes second reading in House of Representatives
By 13 May
National Assembly of Nigeria (photo credit: Shiraz Chakera/flickr)
The House of Representatives at the plenary yesterday, after several debates, passed for second reading a bill which seeks to allow for independent candidacy to any elective office in Nigeria.
The proposed legislation titled: 'Bill for an Act to Alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999; to allow for Independent Candidacy to any Elective Office in Nigeria, and for Related Matters (HB. 754)', was sponsored by Hon. Mohammed Tahir Monguno.
Leading the debate, Monguno said the bill seeks to deepen the Nigerian democracy and give a level playing field for all Nigerians who want to contribute their quota to national and local development.
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