2019: NASS Avoiding 2015 Pitfall

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has said that he is in support of the decision of the National Assembly to re-arrange the order of elections in 2019.

The two chambers of the National Assembly have approved a re-arrangement of the order of elections. In their approval, federal legislative elections will come first, followed by those of state governors and assemblies and finally presidential election. The approval has, however, not been signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC had fixed the presidential and National Assembly elections to hold together first after which governorship and state assembly elections will hold.

President Buhari should see the handwriting on the wall that NASS members are seeing ahead and wanting the already poor performance of the President not to affect their return to power, they are putting necessary structure to have their elections first.

This is a move to avoid what happened in 2015 after President Goodluck Jonathan lost to the incumbent with APC sweeping other elections.

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