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Senate uses e-voting, confirms 2 S-Court justices

By Henry Umoru & Joseph Erunke

ABUJA—THE Senate yesterday used electronic voting system to confirm the appointments of Justices Ejembi Eko and Amina Augie as Justices of the Supreme Court.

The development is the first since inauguration of the 8th Senate on June 9, 2015.

It would be recalled that the last time electronic voting system was employed by the Senate was in 2014 during the 7th under the Presidency of Senator David Mark.

The Electronic Voting system was used by the Senate to vote during the Constitution review of 2014.

The confirmation of the Justices yesterday was sequel to    the consideration of the report of Senator David Umaru-led Senate    Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters that the upper Chambers    should go ahead with the confirmation.

During yesterday’s plenary, 38 senators supported the appointment of Justice Eko, while 39 supported Justice Augie’s appointment, while one senator did not vote for either of the two.

Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over plenary, commended the two justices and charged them to uphold and defend the tenets of their call to service.


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