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JUST IN: Senate to Change Position on Electronic Transmission of Election Results

JUST IN: Senate to Change Position on Electronic Transmission of Election Results

The Nigerian senate appears to have had a change of mind regarding the transmission of election results in 2023.

The senate had earlier passed a resolution against unfettered electronic transmission of election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) where and when practicable.

But the upper legislative chamber is set to rescind its unpopular decision.

The Senate had in July during consideration of report on 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment ) Bill 2021 submitted by its Commitee on INEC, amended clause 52(3) as recommended.

While the clause as presented by the committee in the report said INEC can transmit election results electronically where and when practicable, the senate passed the amended version which said, “INEC can transmit election results electronically subject to confirmation of Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) of adequacy and security of National Network.

The House of Representatives at the time adopted the clause as originally recommended by committees of both chambers on INEC.

However, during plenary on Tuesday, the senate listed its intension to rescind the decision on the Order Paper.

Details later…

 

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