2019: Senate Bans Goodluck Jonathan From Contesting Presidential Polls

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The Nigerian Senate on Wednessday ruled against the participation of a former president of the country, Goodluck Jonathan in the forthcoming elections.

Recall that the former president who lost in 2015 against the ruling president, Muhammadu Buhari had made his plight to re-contest for the Presidency known some months ago.

The Nigerian Senate has however on Wednesday shattered the ambition following its decision which was reached after a voting process.

The Senate declared that the former president was barred from re-contesting and running for a second term in office. This was done during voting in series of new bills being passed by the upper legislative chamber.

The Bill sought that any vice president who had completed a tenure of a sitting president and contested a fresh four years mandate shall not be eligible to run for a second term of office.


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