12.10.2021 news JUST IN: Senate Authorises INEC to Determine e-Transmission of Election Results

Published 12th Oct, 2021

By Abdullah Tijani

The Nigerian Senate has authorised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to determine the mode of transmitting election results. This is contained in the Electoral Act Amendment Bill passed on Tuesday.

According to a report by The Cable, the new amendment gives the electoral commission the power to transmit election results either electronically or manually.

READ ALSO: BREAKING: NASS Passes Electoral Bill, Approves E-Transmission of Results

Another clause in the bill mandates all political parties to use direct primary election mode while choosing their candidates.

While presenting the bill before the Senate on Tuesday, Yahaya Abdullahi, Senate Majority Leader, said there was a need to amend the Electoral Act.

“After critical examination of the bill by the Senate committee on INEC, some fundamental issues which require fresh legislative action on the following clauses 43, 52, 63 and 87 were observed,” Abdullahi said.

READ ALSO: BREAKING: NASS ‘Restores’ Secretly-Deleted Parts of Electoral Bill

Ahamd Lawan, the Senate President, approved the amendments after putting the four clauses to voice votes.

Published 12th Oct, 2021

By Abdullah Tijani


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