Electoral Act: NASS debunks insinuation on premeditated position

The leadership of the National Assembly on Monday denied taking any premeditated position in the 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment ) Bill 2021 slated for final consideration and passage next week.

Some national dailies had over the weekend, alleged that electronic transfer of results from the 8, 809 wards direct to the portal of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) has been removed from provisions of the bill.

The report made some of the civil society organisations

But the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan in his reaction to the insinuation during inauguration of the National Commissioners of the Public Complaints Commission (PCC) , said presiding officers are not in any way tampering with workings of committees of both chambers on the electoral act amendment bill.

“Let me seize this opportunity to react to insinuations being made against leadership of the National Assembly as regards the 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2021, which will soon be considered and passed at both chambers .

” Leadership or presiding officers of the National Assembly are not the one to determine what and what provisions should be in the report to be presented , making the series of calls being made to us unnecessary.

“Nothing has been tampered with in the report that is yet to be presented for final consideration and passage at both chambers,” he said.

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