BREAKING: Senate Passes Electoral Act Amendment Bill, Approves Digital Transmission Of Results

BREAKING: Senate Passes Electoral Act Amendment Bill, Approves Digital Transmission Of Results

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President of the Senate Dr Ahmad Lawan and Speaker Rt Hon Femi Gbajabiamila (File Photo)

The Senate and the Condominium of Representatives have passed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill and current the digital transmission of results.

The approval changed into as soon as given on Tuesday when the lawmakers resumed plenary after a 3-week recess.

A seven-man conference committee had been constituted by the Upper chamber to meet with members of the Condominium of Representatives Conference Committee and harmonise the differences in the Senate and Condominium versions of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.

On October 12, the Senate had bowed to strain and giving the Self sustaining National Electoral Price (INEC) the one energy to resolve the mode of transmission of results.

This adopted the reversal of its earlier willpower that INEC might well well need in thoughts the digital transmission of results “equipped nationwide [network] coverage is adjudged to be ample and stable” by the Nigerian Communications Price and current by the National Assembly.

Under a fresh modification of Clause 52 (2) of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, the Senate resolved that “balloting at an election and transmission of results under this Bill will be essentially essentially based fully on the process breeze by the Price, that can encompass digital balloting”.

Rapidly after the Senate’s approval, the Condominium Of Representatives additionally passed the bill, polishing off the process of amending the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.


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