Given the outrage that followed the passage of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, some Nigerians are still hopeful that the National Assembly may move to redeem its image when a joint committee of parliament is set up to harmonise the proposed legislation.
The Senate, in passing the Bill last week, had amended Section 52, Sub-section 2 to provide for the electronic transmission of election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission, subject to the unconstitutional approval of the Nigerian Communications Commission and the National Assembly.
The House of Representatives, on the other hand, in passing the same legislation, maintained the clause as presented by its standing Committee on INEC.
Clause 52(2) passed by the House read: “Voting at an election and transmission of results under this Bill shall be in accordance with the procedure determined by the commission.”
To discuss the events leading up to the passage of the Bill and if it can be remedied to meet the desires of the Nigerian people who yearn for free and credible elections, Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi, the senator representing Ekiti North in the National Assembly joined ARISE News’ Morning Show on Wednesday.
Watch the interview for more…