BREAKING: Senate Sets Up Seven-man Committee On Electoral Act Amendment Bill

The Nigerian Senate has arrange a seven-man Conference Committee to harmonise positions on the Electoral Act Amendments Bill.

The Senate President, Ahmad, Lawan introduced this in the course of the plenary on Wednesday including that the convention Committee would work with that of the House of Representatives on the digital transmission of outcomes by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, of the All Progressive Congress, Kebbi North would be the chief of the workforce, Lawan added.

Other members are Senators Kabiru Gaya, APC, Kano South to symbolize North West; Danjuma Goje, APC, Gombe Central for North East; Uche Ekwunife, PDP, Anambra Central for South East; Sani Mohammed Musa, APC, Niger East for North Central; Ajibola Basiru, APC, Osun Central for South West and  Matthew Urhoghide, PDP, Edo South.

Of the seven members of the committee, solely Senator Urhoghide voted YES Electronic transmission of election outcomes, whereas Senator Ekwunife was absent in the course of the casting of the vote and the opposite 5 members who’re of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC voted NO for digital transmission of election outcomes.

The lawmakers have been divided throughout celebration strains throughout consideration of the report on provisions of clause 52(3) of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2021.

The Senators then thought of the report that has 158 clauses, simply because the Senate conceded the powers of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC that may now transmit outcomes of election reasonably than the latter.

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BREAKING: Senate Sets Up Seven-man Committee On Electoral Act Amendment Bill

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