Senate Surrenders, adopts electronic transmission of election results


By Mukwuzi Joseph

Nigerian Senate on Tuesday bowed to public pressure and adopted the stance of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to transmit election results electronically.

The Senate’s adoption of electronic transmission of election results came after months of outrage and outright rejection that followed the passage of the 2021 Amended Electoral act earlier in July by Nigerians.

Consequently, the Senate has now given INEC full powers to transmit election results electronically as voting under the bill shall now be in accordance with the procedure determined by the commission.

The Senator had earlier denied INEC the power to transmit results of elections electronically but rather empowered the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Assembly to determine the use of electronic transmission in an election.

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