By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
The Senate, on Wednesday, rejected a bill by President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking the amendment to Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act.
Section 84 (12) prevents appointive political office holders from contesting for election from the party primary level without resigning.
The bill had scaled the first reading on Tuesday, despite a court order barring the Senate from acting on it.
The request was rejected after Senate Majority Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, lead the debate for the second reading of the bill, on Wednesday.
The Senators kicked against it and voted no when put to voice vote by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.