The House of Representatives has passed into law the independent candidacy bill for Nigerian elections.
The bill was part of the constitution alteration bill No. 58. Similarly, the House also passed, seeking to include the presiding officers of the national assembly as members of the National Security Council (NSC).
Essentially, this particular bill will alter the third schedule of the principal act to insert paragraph (bb) and (ba) the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to admit the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives.
In passing the bill, the House directed the Clerk to the National Assembly to transmit the bills to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent.
It also urged the Jigawa, Kebbi, Kwara, Plateau, and Taraba State Houses of Assembly to forward their input on bills.