he Nigerian Senate has approved independent candidacy for elections in Nigeria.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports this means that candidates can now contest elections in the country without belonging to a political party.
Independent candidates can, therefore, contest for president, governorship, National Assembly, State Houses of Assembly and Local Government Councils Elections without belonging to a political party.
Senators on Tuesday voted in support of the Bill for an Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to Provide for Independent Candidacy in Presidential, Governorship, National Assembly, State Houses of Assembly & Local Government Councils Elections; & for Related Matters.
During deliberations, 89 lawmakers voted in support of the bill, while 5 voted against the bill.