In accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guidelines, the All Progressives Congress (APC) hereby releases this time-table and schedule of activities for the conduct of Legislative By-Election into Isoko South I State Constituency of Delta State.
OPINION: The Electoral Act Bill Passed By The National Assembly Is Conspiracy Against 2023 Elections
The sophisticated drama that took place in the two Chambers of the National Assembly two weeks ago were subplots of a complex conspiracy to make sure people's votes will not count in the 2023 general elections. Photo credit: Wikipedia The two Senates of the National Assembly has passed two different Clause 52(2) of the Electoral Amendment Bill.
My Countryman, INEC (Photo credit:Facebook) If you are not aware, the Independent National Electoral Commission had earlier stated that the electoral body, INEC, cannot conduct e-voting because the act (law) that established INEC doesn't empower it to transmit polling results electronically.
The Nigerian media space was during the week inundated with the news of the passage of the Electoral Amendment Bill, which seeks to repeal and re-enact the 2010 Electoral Act and the controversy that greeted the amendment of the Section 52(3) of the bill, which borders on electronic transmission of results.
Comrade Abba Moro, the Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District, has debunked reports that he was absent from last Thursday's plenary when the Electoral Amendment Bill, which seeks to repeal and re-enact the 2010 Electoral Act, and the controversy that greeted the bill's amendment of Section 52(3), which deals with electronic transmission of results, was passed.
Photo: INEC Logo, culled from INEC website Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will be given power to determine if the results of an election will be transmitted online or not. This was contained in the new Electoral Act amendment Bill which is before the House of Assembly for third reading after President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to it.
The protest was staged by Alliance of Civil Society Organisations for Expansion of Electoral and Democratic Space (ACCESS)!The group accused Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila of working against the interests of Nigerians! They said the leaders are frustrating the passage of Electoral Act 2010 Bill into law.
(Photo Credit: Google) The amendment of the Electoral Act has continue to generate controversies among Lawmakers. The House of Representatives on Thursday, couldn't agree to the clause on Electronic Transmission of votes in the amendment of the Electoral Act. Due to the failure of the House of Representatives to reach an agreement, the Deputy Speaker of the House, Idris Wase ruled against the Electronic Transmission of Votes despite the support of many Lawmakers for the Clause to be added to the Electoral Act.
Human rights activists, Chief Mike Ozekhome, has criticized the National Assembly over the passage of the Electoral Act Amendment that restricts the electronic transmission of results. Photo credit: Vanguard. The popular lawyer in his statement criticised the lawmakers for their action, explaining that they have destroyed democracy in the country.
Photo: INEC Logo, culled from INEC website The ongoing Electoral Act amendment Bill will give the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) power to fix maximum amount of money for election expenses by political candidates. In this article, we will look at how this amendment will strengthen the Nigerian democracy and enhances delivery of good governance.
Photo: Cross session of House of Representatives, culled from the Vanguard. The House of Representatives, today, passed the new Electoral Act amendment Bill into third reading in the absent of the lawmakers elected under the platform of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
It is no longer news that the Senators on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, voted against electronic transmission of election results. Photo credit: Vanguard The 52 APC Senators had voted against the clause that would have made it compulsory for INEC to transmit election results through electronic means when the matter came up for hearing on Thursday.
A prominent Nigerian senator, Ali Ndume accused the People's Democratic Party (PDP) of planning to rig the 2023 Nigerian elections using electronic voting system. As gathered by Naija News, Senator Ali Ndume revealed that the Electoral Act Amendment bill on the clause electronic voting was invited by PDP as a way of rigging the 2023 elections.
On Thursday 15 July, 88 Nigerian senators voted on the electronic transmission of election bill, this is a full list of how they voted, 52 APC senators rejected electronic transmission of election results, 36 PDP Senators voted in support without interference from NCC or NASS, this was after Senator Abaribe insisted on individual voting.
Continuous voter registration is one of the Electoral procecees in a democratic Governance that allows for the registration of citizens who turned 18 years of age after the last registration exercise For those who for one reason or the other could not Register in the previous exercises, the 2010 Electoral Act as amended mandates the Commission to carry out a continuous voters registration exercise Nationwide and to make available to every Political party within sixty days, after each year the name and the addresses of each person registered during that year.
The House of Representatives has passed the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, maintaining the controversial Clause 52(2) as presented. Nigerian Tribune reports that the clause allows the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to determine when,where and how voting and transmission of results will be done.
The imbroglio concerning the controversial Electoral Act Amendment came to a head on Wednesday when the Senate committee submitted the report to the house. Commenting on the report submitted, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan said those who insinuated that the National Assembly had tampered with the electoral act report are "mischievous and rabble rousers"
The National Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is trying to abdicate its constitutionally assigned responsibility of conducting a free, fair and transparent elections. His statements came after media reports that INEC will stop procurement of electronic voting machines for the 2023 polls because of the rejection of e-transmission of election results by the National Assembly.
The Nigeria House of Representatives has passed the Electoral Amendment Bill after opposition lawmakers left the National Assembly Chambers in disagreement. This is coming after the Senate also passed the long-awaited Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021 on Thursday at the floor of the house. The lower chamber by this have removed the controversial section 52(3) of the bill that deals with the electronic transmission of election results.
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.