Finally, Senate Empowers INEC To Determine Best Mode To Transmit Election Results
The senate has reconsidered the electoral act amendment bill and has empowered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to determine the best mode to transmission of election results.
Recall that Senate set up a Conference Committee to harmonize positions on the Electoral Act Amendments Bill in September 2021. The Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, APC, Kebbi North led harmonization committee may have considered the approval and support of majority of Nigerians in favour of electronic transmission of election results to minimize electoral malpractices.
The electoral commission will now have to decide how to transmit election results — either electronically or manually.
The upper legislative chamber also approved that all political parties must use the direct primary mode in picking candidates.
The senate approved four clauses in the electoral act amendment bill.