INEC chairman has said the most technology-friendly amendment to the electoral bill act is a giant step by the Saraki led Senate.
Mahmood showed his excitement over the electoral act when he visited the Senate President alongside a delegate from the Independent National Electoral Commission to present a four year Strategic Plans for 2019 elections.
"INEC Bill is the most technology-friendly amendment to the electoral act ever passed. It's great that the Nigeria Senate's amendment came two clear years before the 2019 election,” Mahmood Yakubu said.
In his response, Saraki said: "Today, the INEC Chairman reminded me that last year, when himself and the other Commissioners came to the Senate for a stakeholder interactive session on election reform, I assured them that this Senate would do everything within its power to fast-track electoral reform before the political season.
"Last week, we did just that. With two clear years before the 2019 general elections, the 8th Senate has passed the most comprehensive electoral reform bill in the history of Nigeria," he said.
Continuing, Saraki said: "These reforms include several technological advances, that makes it possible for INEC to conduct elections using new technologies that will combat voter fraud and election manipulation. These amendments are also aimed at increasing citizen participation in the democratic process at all levels.
"I thank my colleagues and the general public for their support and encouragement throughout this entire process," the senate President said.