The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, recently said that the lawmakers would within the next two weeks, vote on the constitution amendment bills.
According to him, he wants members of the House to inform the clerk on time if the computer attached to their respective seats is not working, so it could be fixed immediately.
Gbajabiamila added that Nigeria is currently experiencing advanced democracy, and the nation must adjust accordingly.
His words, “The constitution amendment voting is coming up in a week or two, and we will need the required numbers. It is the only way we can vote on constitutional amendment.”
“This is no longer a fledgling democracy, we are now in advanced democracy. And one of the essential ingredients of that is to be able to determine for the people back home that we represent, on whether we are voting in their interest or not.”
“So, electronic voting is not just about the number but about records, the pattern of voting. In more advanced democracies, it can be used against you by your opponent that this was where you voted against the position of your constituents. So, it is important, therefore, that we sit at our respective seats.”
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