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  • A close observation of the seven-member committee revealed that only Urhoghide voted in support of the e-transmission of results.

EKOHOTBLOG reports that the Senate has announced a seven-member conference committee to meet with the House of Representatives team to solve the contentious aspects of the Electoral Act (amendment) Bill.

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, who made the declaration on Wednesday, named the Senate Leader, Abdullahi Yahaya as the Leader of the conference committee.

EKOHOTBLOG reports that other members of the committee include Kabiru Gaya (North-West), Ajibola Basiru (South-West), Danjuma Goje (North-East), Uche Ekwunife (South-East), Sani Musa (North-Central), and Mathew Urhoghide (South-South).

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However, close observation of the seven-member committee revealed that only Urhoghide voted in support of the electronic transmission of results when there was a division on the issue.

Ekwunife was not available to cast her vote while the remaining four members voted against the electronic transmission of results until the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) got approval from the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and the National Assembly.

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