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Senate dumps direct mode of primary elections

The direct primary has been replaced with three options, including direct, indirect and consensus in clause 85 of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, 2021.

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday dumped the direct mode of primary elections.

The Senate’s stand followed an amendment by the conference committee which recommended that “the direct primary mode of election be expunged”.

The direct primary has been replaced with three options, including direct, indirect and consensus in clause 85 of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, 2021.

In another news, A murder suspect, Abdusalam Ibrahim said that he personally macheted Dr Obisike Donald Ibe at his Games Village home in Abuja because the 37-year-old medical doctor is a ‘homosexual’ and he tried to force him into ‘homosexual act’ with him.

Abdusalam Ibrahim, Fidelis Ezekiel and Philemon Hussaini were the three suspects that jointly participated in the murder of the duo of Dr Obisike. Dr Obidike and his friend Mr Ezekiel Edoja both living at D22, 24 streets, Games Village were together at the house last December 2021 when the incident occurred.

The trio along with 16 others was paraded on Tuesday by FCT Police Commissioner, CP Sunday Babaji for various criminal infractions in the FCT.

CP Babaji said, “The FCT Police Command since the receipt of the information of the Games Village murders deposited the corpse at the morgue and embarked on an aggressive manhunt in the midst of pain-staking investigation’s.



“The perpetrators of the dastardly act also carted away with a vehicle and an envelope containing about $1,000, the mobile phone of the deceased doctor and the ATM card which

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