Following the amendment of the order of 2019 general elections, Senator Shehu Sani has therefore disclosed the rationale behind the new order.
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Recall that recently, the National Assembly amended the Electoral Act to change the order of 2019 general elections’ timetable following the release of the 2019 general election timetable by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) barely a month ago.
Reason For The Amendment Of the Order Of 2019 Elections – Senator Sani
The new order states that the National Assembly election is to come up first, followed by gubernatorial and state assembly elections while the presidential election will come up last.
Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) has cleared the air by stating the reason why the decision was taken while the debate on the resolution of NASS is still being delibrated .
“We changed the sequence of elections so as to give all political parties a level playing ground during elections. “The new sequence will arraign each candidate, alone in the dock before “Justice Electorate”.
“The new sequence will prevent mass trial,mass conviction,mass acquittal and mass burial of candidates or politicians,” the senator wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday, February 8.