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Abaribe Challenges Senate President Over Electronic Transmission Of Results

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Senate minority chief, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has known as for a division difficult the Senate President’s ruling on part 52(3) of the electoral act modification invoice, which offers with digital transmission of outcomes.

A division means every lawmaker will vote publicly on the clause on digital transmission.

Lawmakers on Thursday contested the modification of the part, which eliminated the powers of INEC to find out using digital transmission of outcomes.

The brand new modification, which was sought by Senator Sabi Abdullahi from Niger state and seconded by Senator Ali Ndume, offered that INEC might take into account digital transmission to date the nationwide community protection is adjudged to be enough and safe by Nigeria Communication Fee and accepted by the Nationwide Meeting.

The controversial modification sharply divided lawmakers, plunging the session right into a rowdy one.

The Senate President Ahmed Lawan was unable to carry the chamber again to order, forcing the Senate to enter a closed-door session.

After the senate ended its closed-door session, Abaribe known as for a division difficult the Senate President’s ruling on the session.

Abaribe acknowledged that the division would enable Nigerians know who’s voting for what.

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