Senate Bows To Public Pressure, Adopts Electronic Transmission Of Election Results By INEC

The Senate has bowed to public pressure as it adopted electronic transfer of election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Also at plenary, the Red Chamber okayed direct conduct of primaries by registered political parties in the country.

The Senate had, in July during consideration of report on 2010 Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021, submitted by its Committee on INEC, amended clause 52(3) as recommended.

While 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 Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, of adequacy and security of national network.

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