PDP Rep Members Stage Walkout Over Electoral Act Amendment Bill

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Lawmakers from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have staged a walk-out over clause 52 of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.

 

They insist that the clause was never carried.

 

They alsoinsist that they will disrupt the proceedings when the House resumes from recess.

 

The new amendment provides that INEC may consider electronic transmission so far as the national network coverage is adjudged to be adequate and secure by Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) and approved by the National Assembly.

 

But they have been unable to reach an agreement.

 

On Thursday, the representatives had also gone into a rowdy session after Deputy Speaker Idris Wase ruled against the electronic transmission of results despite a resounding vote in favour of electronic transmission.

 

 

Subsequently, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, announced that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the NCC would be present on Friday to give further clarifications on the Electoral Act with a major focus on section 52(3).

Another rowdy session, however, broke out afterwards.

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