We begin the World News at 12 with this report where  strong indications emerged yesterday that the Senate is seeking an amendment to section 84 of the 2022 Electoral Act geared towards preventing same faith ticket of either Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian for President and Vice President of Nigeria by any political party after the 2023 general election.


Addressing journalists yesterday in Abuja, Senator Smart Adeyemi, All Progressives Congress, APC, Kogi West, who displayed a draft copy of a bill, said the controversy the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket of the APC was generating in the polity, necessitated the move.

According to him, it has become imperative for the National Assembly to prevent future occurrence and that a new sub-section is being proposed to section 84 of the 2022 Electoral Act .

Senator Adeyemi, also  noted that a wide range of consultations on the need for the amendment  had been made with the leadership of the Senate and other colleagues, and that apprehensions raised by the Christian Association of Nigeria, over same faith presidential ticket were genuine.

However,  The senator insisted that Tinubu and Shettima should be assessed based on their pedigrees and not their faith, or even political party.

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