President of the Senate Dr Ahmad Lawan and Speaker Rt Hon Femi Gbajabiamila (File Portray)The Senate and the Condominium of Representatives possess passed the Electoral Act Amendment Invoice and licensed the digital transmission of results.
The approval used to be given on Tuesday when the lawmakers resumed plenary after a three-week recess.
A seven-man convention committee had been constituted by the Upper chamber to fulfill with people of the Condominium of Representatives Conference Committee and harmonise the diversities within the Senate and Condominium variations of the Electoral Act Amendment Invoice.
On October 12, the Senate had bowed to tension and giving the Self sustaining Nationwide Electoral Commission (INEC) the only real energy to resolve the mode of transmission of results.
This followed the reversal of its earlier decision that INEC would possibly per chance almost definitely absorb into consideration the digital transmission of results “provided national [network] coverage is adjudged to be ample and secure” by the Nigerian Communications Commission and licensed by the Nationwide Meeting.
Below a brand contemporary modification of Clause 52 (2) of the Electoral Act Amendment Invoice, the Senate resolved that “vote casting at an election and transmission of results under this Invoice will almost definitely be in step with the intention determined by the Commission, that can almost definitely encompass digital vote casting”.
Shortly after the Senate’s approval, the Condominium Of Representatives also passed the invoice, winding up the system of amending the Electoral Act Amendment Invoice.