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See the Qualifications You Need to Contest for Senate and House of Reps

Posted by George on Wed 29th Mar, 2017 - tori.ng

Following the ostensibly resolved certificate scandal that rocked a Kogi West lawmaker Dino Melaye, Nigerians have dug into the minimum requirement for the occupation of a seat at the senate.

 
Dino Melaye
 
With a controversial Third Class Degree in Geography by Senator Dino Melaye, the vocal All Progressives Congress chieftain is legally qualified to occupy the position of the Kogi West Senatorial District representative.
 
The position according section 65 sub-section 2 of the 1999 Nigerian constitution states that;
 
(a) he has been educated up to at least School Certificate level or equivalent and
 
(b) he is a member of a political party and is sponsored by that party.
 
On this note, Mr. Melaye is more qualified to occupy the position without any of his higher institution degrees.
 
See a screenshot of the passage in the constitution below:
 



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