Political parties to present presidential, gov candidates for 2023 elections in August 2022

The Electoral Bill by the National Assembly has been passed to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, November 19, 2021, for assent.

If the President assents to the bill, it becomes a law and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would expect political parties to submit the list of their candidates for the 2023 elections latest by August 18, 2022.

This extends the dates for political parties to submit the names of their candidates to INEC from 60 to 120 days before the elections.

In the old Act, it is stated in its Section 31 that, “Every political party shall not

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Direct primary best for Nigeria’s political parties – Saraki

Ex-Senate President,Bukola Saraki, has described the direct primary process passed by the National Assembly as the best for political parties if properly done.

He, however, warned that the controversy generated by the passage of the direct primary process must not be allowed to scuttle the electoral bill.

He spoke with newsmen in Ilorin on Saturday, on the sidelines of the 9th memorial prayer for his late father, Olusola Abubakar Saraki, held at the family’s residence, Iloffa Road GRA, Ilorin.

The two-time governor of Kwara State, said “the most important thing is for President Muhammadu Buhari to assent the electoral bill

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2023: Rights of political parties, Nigerians must be respected – Northern elders reply PANDEF

The Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) has expressed concern over the comment of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) on the 2023 Presidency.

The forum was reacting to PANDEF’s statement that the North should wait for 2031 before producing another president.

DAILY POST recalls that the National Publicity Secretary of PANDEF, Ken Robinson, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Thursday, noted that it would be unwise for the north to think of clutching onto the presidential seat in 2023 after the two tenures of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Northern Elders Forum’s Director of Publicity and

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Nigeria does not need political parties

By Francis Ogbimi

NIGERIA has over 50 political groups. How can anyone say that Nigeria needs political parties? Yes, Nigeria needs political parties. This article is written to show why the present political groups in Nigeria are not political but political machines and conspiracies which do not represent the ideals, aspirations and hopes of Nigerians. The article is also written to show how Nigeria can achieve rapid economic development and establish political parties speedily.

President Dwight Eisenhower (1956) of the United States, reflecting on the issue of political party, said a political party deserves the approbation of the American, only

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Opinion | Quiz: If America Had Six Parties, Which Would You Belong To?

Illustration by Claire Merchlinsky

This essay is part of a series exploring bold ideas to revitalize and renew the American experiment. Read more about this project in a note from Ezekiel Kweku, Opinion’s politics editor.

America’s two-party system is broken. Democrats and Republicans are locked in an increasingly destructive partisan struggle that has produced gridlock and stagnation on too many critical issues — most urgently, the pandemic and climate change.

There is no reasonable or timely way to fix this broken system. But there is an alternative: more parties.

It is not so hard to imagine a six-party system —

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FG urges political parties to support women in politics

With less than two years to the 2023 general elections, the Federal Government has urged political parties to be more flexible in supporting women to win elective offices.

FG specifically urged political parties to deliberately leave some offices exclusively open for only women to contest.

The Minister of State (Labour and Employment), Festus Keyamo (SAN), said this during the capacity strengthening training workshop on advocacy and communication for women cooperatives from the Nigerian for Women Projects, which just ended in Abuja, on Thursday.

The event was organised by Development Research and Projects Centre in collaboration with Michael Imoudu National Institute

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What If America Had A Lot More Political Parties?

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discuss a new survey that categorizes voters into at least four ideological quadrants and tries to imagine how voters would align if America were a multi-party democracy. They also discuss shifting American views on foreign policy and the status of the infrastructure and budget bills currently being considered in the Senate.

I don’t buy that Biden’s 6-month approval rating should comfort Democrats: Silver

What the latest debate over voting rights means for American democracy

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