Defect and resign political office – Confab

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In Nigeria
Jun 27th, 2014

Published on June 27, 2014 by   ·   No Comments

In the file: Delegates vote at the National Conference

In the file: Delegates vote at the National Conference

The National Conference on Thursday adopted recommendations of its Committee on Politics and Governance barring political office holders from defecting from parties on which they were elected.

The conference adopted a resolution that anybody who defected from a political party to another should automatically relinquish the seat.

NAN reports that the committee’s recommendation for the removal of immunity for Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Governors and their Deputies was overwhelmingly adopted.

The conference adopted the recommendation by the committee providing for independent candidates to contest elections.

Conference held that every Nigerian who met the specific conditions of Electoral Act should be free to contest in any election.

Conference further adopted Section 221 of the 1999 Constitution as amended: to make every eligible Nigerians to contest for any election without belonging to any political party.

It said that any person who wished to contest election as an independent candidate must make full disclosure of sources of wealth and funds.

Furthermore, conference adopted that all independent candidates with unexplained sources of wealth/funds should be disqualified.


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