The Senate on Tuesday voted to grant the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) powers to conduct local government elections, stripping the right from state government.
The change is part of the 1999 Constitution reforms by the legislature to make local governments become independent of states.
The bill was included in the report to amend the 1999 Constitution presented by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu on Tuesday.
The bill also proposes that no local council should receive allocation except it is democratically constituted.
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