Lawmakers Vote For, Against Electronic Transmission Of Election Results

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There was a division on the floor of the Senate on Thursday (today) as senators take sides over the adoption of electronic voting by the Independent National Electoral Commission on election day.

Akelicious understands that the division started when the red chamber of the National Assembly attempted to amend Clause 52 (3) of the new Electoral Act to allow the Nigerian Communications Commission to approve that, there is a good network across the states for the adoption of electronic voting during elections.

Senators are being called one by one to vote. Starting the poll is Senator Orji Uzor Kalu of Abia State who voted “NO” for electronic voting, saying there is no network in his village.

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Some senators, however, evaded the call and refused to vote while not stating the reason for abstaining. Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe was next and he voted ‘YES” for electronic voting. Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege voted “NO” against electronic voting.

See below final vote figures on the adoption of Electronic Transmission of Election Results:

AYES: 28
NAYS: 52

Below is how senators voted for and against the acceptance of Electronic Transmission of Election Results:

  • Robert Ajayi Boroffice YES
  • Surajudeen Basiru NO
  • Adenugba Fadahunsi YES
  • Clifford Ordia YES
  • Matthew Urhoghide YES
  • Francis Alimikhena NO
  • Kola Balogun YES
  • Ezekiel Ayuba NO
  • Abubakar Kyari NO
  • Gyang Istifanus YES
  • Senator Gyagung Ladi NO
  • George Sekibo YES
  • Ali Ndume NO
  • Opeyemi Bamidele NO
  • Biodun Olujimi YES
  • Mpigi Barinada YES
  • Betty Apiafi YES
  • Gobir Abdullahi NO
  • Abdullahi Danbaba NO
  • Philip Aduda YES
  • Chukwuka Utazi YES
  • Mohammed Goje NO
  • Danbaba YES
  • Yusuf Yusuf NO
  • Isa Shuaibu Lau NO
  • Mohammed Goje NO
  • Bomai Ibrahim Mohammed NO
  • Francis Onyewuchi YES
  • Yau Sahabi NO
  • Uba Sani NO
  • Danjuma La’ah YES
  • Kabiru Gaya NO
  • Ishaku Elisha Abo NO
  • Baba Kaita NO
  • Adamu Aliero NO
  • Yahaya Abdullahi NO
  • Yakubu Oseni NO
  • Isa Jibrin NO
  • Smart Adeyemi NO
  • Ibrahim Oloriegbe NO
  • Oluremi Tinubu NO
  • Solomon Adeola NO
  • Tanko Al-Makura NO
  • Godiya Akwashiki NO
  • Abdullahi Adamu NO
  • Musa Mohammed Sani NO
  • Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi NO
  • Bima Enagi NO
  • Patrick Akinyelure YES
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