Senate passes Electoral Act Amendment Bill with electronic transmission of results, direct primary

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The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday passed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill following the approval of the report of the National Assembly Conference Committee on the Bill.

The Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, moved a motion for its approval.

The report empowered the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC) to determine the best mode to transmit election results.

The electoral commission will now have to decide how to transmit election results — either electronically or manually.

The report also approved that all political parties must use the direct primary mode in picking candidates.

The Senate and House of Representatives had in July passed different versions of the bill. While the Senate proposed either direct or indirect mode of party primary, the House of Representatives made direct primary mandatory for all parties.

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The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday passed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill following the approval of the report of the National Assembly Conference Committee on the Bill.

The Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, moved a motion for its approval.

The report empowered the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC) to determine the best mode to transmit election results.

The electoral commission will now have to decide how to transmit election results — either electronically or manually.

The report also approved that all political parties must use the direct primary mode in picking candidates.

The Senate and House of Representatives had in July passed different versions of the bill. While the Senate proposed either direct or indirect mode of party primary, the House of Representatives made direct primary mandatory for all parties.

The Senate had also in its version, empowered the Nigerian Communications Commission to determine the electronic transmission of election results while the House did not give such powers to the NCC in its version.

Senate had also in its version, empowered the Nigerian Communications Commission to determine the electronic transmission of election results while the House did not give such powers to the NCC in its version.

TNA Niyi-Akinmade

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