The Nigeria’s Senate has reconsidered the electoral act amendment bill and has empowered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to determine the ‘best mode’ in the transmission of election results.
The red chamber also approved that all political parties must use the direct primary mode in picking candidates.
The senate approved four clauses in the electoral act amendment bill.
Electronic transmission of election results is a position that was contained in the Conference Committee report submitted to the chamber.
The electronic transmission of election results which is a proviso in clause 53 of the Electoral amendment act places on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the right to transmit results without subjecting their discretion to any other organ as was firstly captured that generated controversy.