The House of Representatives has rescinded its decision on the compulsory direct primaries clause in the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.

The lawmakers reversed the move during a plenary session on Wednesday and instead, adopted the direct and indirect primaries.

Earlier in the day, the Senate had towed the same line, recommending both direct and indirect primaries.

The lawmaker’s move is coming weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari had declined assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, citing the compulsory direct primaries clause.

In a letter to the National Assembly, the Nigerian leader had faulted the move, saying it is expensive and also against the spirit of democracy.