Electoral Act:I Will Be Dissapointed If Transmission Of Election Results Have Been Removed- Lawmaker

A lawmaker from Kaduna state and member of the technical committee on electoral act, Hon. Amos Magaji, has said he will be disappointed if the electoral bill that will be gazetted and laid before the house is different from the one they agreed to at the committee level.

Speaking on a current affairs program, Sunrise Daily On Channelstv on Tuesday, Magaji said he has started receiving calls from his constituency.

Reacting to the uproar that the Transmission of election has been removed, Magaji said the clause that deals with electronic transmission was hotly debated and the committee which included INEC and civil society groups agreed that Electronic Transmission will be done where it’s possible.

Magaji also explained that he’s sure what the joint committee agreed upon will not be tampered with at the House of Representatives.

It will be recalled that there have been uproar about the attempt by the national assembly to prohibit electronic transmission of results. 

The southern governors also reiterated it at their meeting in Lagos yesterday that any attempt to prohibit that section 50 of the electoral bill will not be accepted.

Another controversial clause is the electoral spending for the office of president, Governor and Lawmaker.

The electoral bill may also become hotly contested during the debate to pass it eventually just like the recently passed PIB has become controversial because of the percentage given to host community and the definition of host community.

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