26.8 C
Abuja

Senate passes long-awaited Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law

Advertisement

Related

Advertisement
Advertisement
1min read

THE Senate, on Tuesday, passed the long-awaited Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law.

The upper chamber resumed plenary on Tuesday after a three-week recess and passed the bill after it had, earlier on October 12, acceded to the will of Nigerians and gave the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the sole power to determine the mode of transmission of results.

Under the new amendment of Clause 52 (2) of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, the Senate resolved that “voting at an election and transmission of results under this Bill shall be in accordance with the procedure determined by the Commission, which may include electronic voting.”

The Senate previously set up a committee to harmonise the differences with the House Of Representatives, which had earlier passed the bill.

The Electoral Act Amendment Bill has generated a lot of controversy as the National Assembly previously gave part of the powers to determine electoral transmission of votes to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

The INEC is using the Biomodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) to capture voters and transmit result via electronic means in the ongoing Anambra State gubernatorial election.

However, it has not been hitch-free, though some success has been recorded. Analysts say the INEC should simply work more on its technology and unveil a better version during the 2023 general elections.

- Advertisement -

 

Support the ICIR

We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

[molongui_author_box]

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

Advertisement

Recent

#JusticeForDavid: Lagos govt resumes raids on ‘okada’ riders, arrest 10, impound 123 motorcycles

FOLLOWING the gruesome murder of a sound engineer, David Imoh,  allegedly by commercial motorcyclists,...

EFCC arrests Accountant General of the Federation over N80 billion fraud

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Accountant General of the...

Army kills four suspected IPOB gunmen in Imo

FOUR suspected gunmen of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were reportedly killed by...

2023: Minister of State for Petroleum withdraws from presidential race

MINISTER of State for Petroleum Timipre Sylva has withdrawn from the presidential race. According to...

Aviation fuel crisis: Airline cancels flight, as AON again threatens strike

- Aviation fuel price may rise - NNPC, MOMAN - Airlines fail to confirm if...
Advertisement

Most Read

Advertisement

Subscribe to our newsletter

Advertisement