Senate reconsiders electoral Act amenddment Bill

Senate has reversed it’s decision on the 2010 electoral Act amendment Bill passed in July this year.

The Legislators had passed it with amendment in clause 52 that Transmission of election results can only take place if the Nigerian Communications Commission assured of adequate and secured network coverage and the approval of the National Assembly.

But now it has reversed its decision that voting at an election and transmission shall be in accordance with the procedure determined by the Electoral commission, which implies that its at the discretion of INEC to decide mode of voting and transmission of results.

It inserted electronic voting machine to replace  any other device for conduct of election  in Clause 43 subsection 1 and 3.

The Senate had adopted direct and indirect Party primaries but has now adopted direct primaries in clause 87.

Senate has confirmed the nomination of Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf for appointment as the Chief Judge of the high Court of the Federal Capital Territory.

Meanwhile, the legislators have commenced debate on the 2022 appropriation Bill.

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