BREAKING: ELECTORAL BILL: Fights Continue in House of Reps.


Rep members arriving in their numbers after a rowdy session Thursday, July 15, 2021.

The House of Representatives (HOR) witnessed another heated session over a disagreement regarding members voting on the electronic transmission of election results.

The House had invited Telecommunication Stakeholders and Leaders to make presentations during the plenary with speaker Femi Gbajabiamila presiding.

The Speaker then announced that the House will revert to the Committee of the Whole to continue the consideration of the clause-by-clause report of the electoral bill from item 1 to 52.

The Deputy Speaker, Hon Ahmed Wase ought to be in charge of the session as the Chairman, according to the rules of the House.

However, Wase, while assuming his seat ignited the flame of discord when he declared that the House had already considered items 1 to 54.

Needless to say, the controversial clause is captured in section 52(2) of the report.

For this reason, the Members disagreed with Wase and insisted they had stopped at 52 yesterday (Thursday the 15th of July, 2021).

These generated heated provocative arguments.

Suddenly, an irated member got up from his seat and pounced at another seated member.

Members intervened to ensure that the situation did not get out of hand. However, the members are resolute to ensure the matter is addressed as expected with section 52(2) presented for discussion and voting if necessary by all members.

Normalcy is yet to return as at the time of filing this report.


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