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Senate Approves Electronic Transmission Of Elections And Party Primaries

The Senate today, October 12, 2021 passed a bill to rescind its decision which subjected the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to seek approval from the Nigerian Communications Commission before it could transmit elections results electronically, according to a report released today, October 12, 2021 by THE PUNCH.

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Furthermore, according to the report, the upper chamber voted in support of the conduct of party primaries only by direct method.

It will be recalled that the Senate had in July, during consideration of a report on 2010 Electoral Act ( Amendment ) Bill 2021 submitted by its Committee on INEC, amended clause 52(3) as recommended. Clause 52 has to do with the conduct of poll by open secret ballot.

More so, the clause as presented by the committee in the report says INEC can transmit election results electronically where and when practicable, the Senate passed the amended version which says INEC can transmit election results electronically subject to confirmation of the NCC based on adequacy and security of National Network, according to report.

However, the House of Representatives at the time, adopted the clause as originally recommended by committees of both Chambers on INEC. The Senate has been in the eye of the storm which made the Senate make the amendment, based on the report.

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