The Senate has rescinded its decision on some clauses in the Electoral Amendment Bill particularly as it concerns methods of voting and collation of results in an election.
The Senate amended clause 52 of the bill to let the electoral umpire, INEC, determine the use of electronic voting and transfer of results.
The Senate also amended clause 87 of the bill to mandate political parties to hold only direct primaries for candidates seeking elective positions
The clause was changed from: “The Commission may transmit results of elections by electronic means where and when practicable”
To read: “The commission may consider electronic transmission provided the national network coverage is adjudged to be adequate and secure by the Nigerian Communications Commission and approved by the National Assembly.”