BREAKING: Senators to vote on e-transmission of election results

Written by on July 15, 2021

Senators in the upper chamber of the National Assembly are set to vote on the mode of transmission of results by the Independent National Electoral Commission on election day.

The Senate Committee on the matter had, in the report, recommended in Section 52(3) that, INEC “may transmit results of elections by electronic means where and when practicable.”

Senator Sabi Abdullahi said INEC “may consider electronic collation of results provided the national network coverage is adjudged to be adequate and secured by Nigeria Communications Commission and approved by the National Assembly.”

It was earlier reported that there was uproar on the floor of the Senate on Thursday over the mode of transmission of results by INEC.

Trouble started when the red chamber attempted to amend Clause 52 (3) of the new Electoral Act.

The development forced the Senate President to call for a closed session.

Details later…

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