Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Halt Same Faith Ticket

The lawmaker representing Kogi-West senatorial district, Smart Adeyemi, has moved a motion to put an end to same faith ticket in the country.

The same faith tickets included the Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian for President and Vice President seats by any political party after the 2023 general election.

Adeyemi displayed a copy of the draft to newsmen on September 04, 2022, and implored the Senate to amend section 84 of the 2022 Electoral Act.

At the press briefing, the lawmaker noted that the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress was trailed with controversies in the country, and necessitated the move.

He stated that to prevent future occurrence, a new sub-section is being proposed to section 84 of the 2022 Electoral Act .

“Section 84 of the Principal Act will be amended by inserting a new subsection 3 which will states thus, ‘No political party shall nominate candidates of the same religion as Presidential candidate and Vice Presidential candidate after the 2023 election.’

“When this is accommodated, it will serve as a guide against any oversight such as this in the future as further occurrences will be deemed as a silent policy which is capable of bringing down the fabrics of the nation,” he said.

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