2023: Senate Approves Electronic Transmission Of Election Results By INEC

Following the rejection of the e-transmission of election results by the Senate, it has been reported that the Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to rescind its decision which subjected the Independent National Electoral Commission to seek approval from the Nigerian Communications Commission before it could transmit elections results electronically.

According to reports, the upper chamber also voted in support of the conduct of party primaries only by a direct method.

It was disclosed that the Bill is titled, “Recommittal of amended clauses of a Bill for an Act to repeal the Electoral Bill 2021 and enact the Electoral Act 2021.”

Further reports revealed that the Senate passed the amended version which says “INEC can transmit election results electronically subject to confirmation of the NCC based on adequacy and security of National Network.”

It was also stated that Clause 52: has to do with the conduct of poll by open secret ballot, and that Subsection (2) now reads, “Subject to section 63 of this Bill, voting at an election and transmission of results under this Bill shall be in accordance with the procedure determined by the Commission, (INEC) which may include electronic voting.”


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