Opposition lawmakers within the Home of Representatives have staged a walk-out over clause 52 of the Electoral Act Modification Invoice.
They insist that the clause was by no means carried.
Additionally they insist that they are going to disrupt the proceedings when the Home resumes from recess.
The brand new modification offers that the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) might contemplate digital transmission as far as the nationwide community protection is adjudged to be ample and safe by Nigeria Communication Fee (NCC) and authorised by the Nationwide Meeting.
However as the talk over the passing of the invoice intensifies, members of the Home have but to achieve an settlement.
On Thursday, the representatives had additionally gone right into a rowdy session after Deputy Speaker Idris Wase dominated in opposition to the digital transmission of outcomes regardless of a powerful vote in favour of digital transmission.
Subsequently, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, adjourned the session and introduced that the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) and the NCC could be current on Friday to offer additional clarifications on the Electoral Act with a significant concentrate on part 52(3).
The Government Commissioner of the NCC, Adeleke Adewolu, informed the lawmakers that whereas considerations over the digital transmission of outcomes are real, no system can assure a 100 per cent defend from hacking.
The NCC boss additionally said that elections outcomes can solely be transmitted by a 3G community, noting that fifty per cent of the nation has 3G protection.
He, nonetheless, defined that for areas with out such protection, ballot outcomes may be recorded and thereafter uploaded in locations the place there’s a community. However Adeleke admitted that this can’t be in contrast with the real-time add.
One other rowdy session broke out afterwards.