The House of Representatives while deliberating over the consideration of the electoral Act amendment bill became disorderly as the session was going on this Friday.
Recall that due to the disagreement amongst the reps members on the mode of transmitting elections results on Thursday, the house suspended plenary consideration of the bill.
The House had invited the Nigeria Communication Commission(NCC) who gave presentations and as well educated members of the representatives on the implications and possibility of electronic transmission of results with speaker Femi Gbajabiamila in charge.
Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila However announced shortly after the officials from the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) dispersed, resumption of consideration of the report after comments from members have been digested.
However, Idris Wase, Deputy Speaker, who presided over consideration of reports as chairman, skipped clause 52 (2) which is considered the controversial clause of the report. This made members including the Minority Leader, Hon Toby Okechukwu to call for a point of order.
Hon. Toby Okechukwu reminded the house that the issue in contention before the consideration was put on hold, was the amendment of clause 52 and not the entire clause.
He added that the recommendation of the Electoral Committee, which leaves the mode of transmission at the discretion of INEC was not voted on, neither was a decision taken on the motion by Hon Kingsley Chinda.
However, the house got into disarray when Hon. Wase concluded that there was no motion to that effect as Some members almost got into a fight with one another.