BREAKING: Another Fight Breaks Out In House of Reps Over Electoral Bill Report

July 16, 2021
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Another argument has erupted in the House of Representatives about whether or not members should vote on whether or not election results should be transmitted electronically.

At plenary, the House heard presentations and testimonies from a Nigerian Telecommunication Commission (NCC) team, which was led by speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.

He then declared that the House will return to the Committee of the Whole to continue debating the electoral bill’s clause-by-clause report from item 1 to item 52.

By House rules, the Deputy Speaker, Hon Ahmed Wase, is in control of the session as Chairman.

When Wase took his seat, he sparked a hornet’s nest by stating that the House had previously discussed items 1 to 54.

Meanwhile, section 52(2) of the report contains the contentious clause.

Members disagreed with Wase, claiming that they had stopped at 52 the day before (Thursday).

The development caused quite a stir.

A member who has yet to be named abruptly exited his seat and savagely rapped another seated member.

The members that intervened were once again drawn to the development.

As of the time of filing this article, normalcy had yet to return.

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