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2023 in jeopardy as Electoral Act amendment splits National Assembly

2023 in jeopardy as Electoral Act amendment splits National Assembly
It was a raucous scene at both chambers of the National Assembly yesterday, over the mode of transmission of results by the INEC on election

However, the Senator representing Niger North, Sabi Abdullahi, said the power to determine the practicability of electronic transmission should be saddled with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) with the approval of the National Assembly.The ruling All Progressives Congresses (APC) Senators kicked and voted against the electronic transmission of results.Attempting a clarification on the proceeding, Senate spokesman, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, said the report that the Senate rejected electronic transmission of election results was misleading.According to him, also misleading is the claim that APC Senators rejected electronic transmission of results.

“Nobody rejected electronic transmission of results.’ The amendment agreed on eventually is: ‘The Commission may consider the electronic transmission of results provided the National Network Coverage is adjudged to be adequate and secure by the National Communication Commission and approved by the National Assembly.

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