Nigeria’s House of Representatives yesterday rejected a bill to cap the number of political parties in the country to five from the about 30 that are presently registered by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
House of Representative member, Ali Muhammed Wudil from Kano state sponsored the bill titled: ‘A bill for an act to alter section 40 of the constitution of FRN, 1999 Cap. C23 laws of the federation of Nigeria, 2004 to limit number of political parties to five and other related matters (HB 418)’.
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The proposed law was yesterday, thrown out by the lawmakers while being read the second time.