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Nigeria’s parliament made amendments to electoral law that fail to separate the meat from the bones, a scenario which also applies to our crumbling infrastructure.

Meanwhile, conspiracy theorists are poised to have a field day following a dissident’s curious resurrection.
The statement of intent by @NGRSenate in the proposed #ElectoralAct amendment is clear - #Nigeria must build on the incremental improvements from #elections2015, a key representation of which is the card reader.
It behoves of @inecnigeria to now take a real look at the failure points from #elections2015 in the use of these devices, map potential failure points, and mitigate them.

What must not be done is for @inecnigeria to discard card readers because of previous challenges.
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According to @jideojong, The notable omitted amendments from the Electoral Amendment Act (June Review) are:
1. Section 49 - Card Reader Provision
2. Section 8 - Section 8 Provision attempting to make INEC staff non-partisan;
3. Section 52 - Which lifts ban on electronic voting;
4. Section 65 (a) - Which paved the way for the creation of the National Electronic Register of Election Results;
5. Section 31(6) - Which criminalises presentation of false affidavit by a candidate or political party which is supposed to lead to disqualification by the court
6. Section 78 (4) - Which would have given INEC 60 days instead of 30 days to respond to applications of political associations seeking to register as political parties.
7 - Section 91 (9)- Which increased individual donations from N1m - N10m while pegging fine at 1% of ceiling
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