NigeriaElections2023: Mixed Opinion Trails INEC Result Collation In Senate Session
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on February 28, 2023
The Senate experienced a rowdy session over the collation of the results of the presidential and National Assembly 2023 election.
The Senator representing Kwara Central, Ibrahim Oloriegbe, citing Orders 41 and 51 presented a motion on the need to call for calm and appeal to political parties, stakeholders and Nigerians to abide by the rule of law on the election process in the just concluded election.
However, trouble started when the opposition led by Senator Betty Apiafi said it was wrong to bring up the issues at such a critical time like this, adding that the Senate is not the place to state what the guidelines of the INEC should be.
While the All Progressives senators wanted the motion and the prayers to be heard, the opposition senators disagreed with the motion.
In his remarks, Lawan said what was passed was snapping of election results and transfer to the server.
He further added that the Senate is not responsible to interpret the Electoral Act but to guide the debate and talk about the general principles of how election and declaration should be done.