Senate Presidency: Senators kicks against open voting system

Posted on 2019-04-26     01:13:am     Viewed by 102 people and you.

Lawmakers have described a recent call for open voting pattern as laughable.

According to reports, as the race for the leadership of the ninth Senate gathers momentum, some senators-elect have kicked against alleged plans to reintroduce Open Voting Pattern (OVP).

More soThe federal lawmakers, mostly from the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the OVP option is contrary to the open-secret system contained in the 2015 version of the Senate rule book.

How can any group be agitating against what is already written in the Senate Rule Book which states that the Senate leadership will be elected through open secret ballot system, said a lawmaker who craved anonymity.

Another senator said the secret ballot system is not an agenda of eight Senate adding that it is in line with international law practiced in many developed nations of the world.

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