The National Assembly Conference Committee on Electoral Act Bill has adopted the reordered sequence of the 2019 General Elections, making presidential election the last poll to be conducted.
It would be recalled that the House of Representatives had few weeks ago, amended the Electoral Act 2010 with the inclusion of section 25.
This was to reorder the sequence of the elections, to commence with National Assembly, followed by Governorship and State House of Assembly and climaxing with the Presidential.
This re-ordering runs counter to the sequence announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC late 2017, which put Presidential and National Assembly elections first and governorship and state assembly second.
Chairman of Senate Committee on INEC, Suleiman Nazif, said that the bill did not in any way violate any provisions of section 76 of the 1999 Constitution which empowered INEC to fix dates and conduct elections.