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House Of Reps passes Electoral Act Ammendment Bill



The House of Representatives has passed the Electoral Act Amendment bill.

It was passed after a clause-by-clause consideration of the bill.

House Leader, Alhassan Ado Doguwa (APC,Kano), had moved a motion for the bill to be passed and it was seconded by the Deputy Leader, Peter Akpatason.

Ahmed Idris Wase, the Deputy Speaker, presided over the siting.

Earlier, some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers walked out of the chamber over clause 52 of the bill.

Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, led the PDP caucus out of the chamber after raising an objection on the decision to consider some clauses despite the fact that a decision had not be arrived at.

He said the opposition lawmakers would not sit and watch as their concerns were being ignored.

The house adopted electronic and manual transmission of election results “where and when practicable.”

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