9th Assembly election: Court orders use of open ballot system

The use of an open ballot system in today’s election of presiding officers of the 9th Assembly has been ordered by an Abuja high court.

The ‘open ballot system’ order follows a suit filed by the All Progressive Congress (APC) senators which faulted the use of Senate standing orders 2015 (as amended).

According to the senators, the former leadership of the Senate smuggled in the use of secret ballot mode for voting as against the open ballot system without the approval of members of the Senate.

The court, presided over by Justice O.A. Musa, on Monday granted an interim injunction restraining the clerk of the National Assembly, the Clerk of the Senate and the Sergeant At Arms to the Senate and others from relying on or enforcing the Senate standing orders 2015 (as amended) in the conduct of the election.

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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348061000090 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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