As a way to prevent future reoccurrence of same faith ticket, Smart Adeyemi, the lawmaker representing Kogi-West senatorial district has proposed a bill to prevent the same faith ticket of either Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian for President and Vice President seats by any political party after the 2023 general elections.
Senator Adeyemi showed a copy of the draft to journalists on Sunday, September 4. Where he proposed a bill to prevent the same faith ticket of either Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian for the presidency after 2023. According to him, the Senate is seeking an amendment to section 84 of the 2022 Electoral Act.
He noted that the move was necessitated, because of the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) generated a lot of controversies in the country.
He said, to prevent future occurrence, a new sub-section is being proposed to section 84 of the 2022 Electoral Act. His words:
“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.’