VON DG hails Senate on digital transmission of election outcomes


The Director Total of Direct of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has hailed the Nigerian Senate for reversing its resolution on digital balloting and switch of outcomes.

In opposition to its earlier stance in July, the Senate on Tuesday bowed to stress largely from the civil groups and media as amended the clause to let the Fair Nationwide Electoral Price (INEC) resolve the usage of digital balloting and switch of outcomes rather then the Nigeria Communications Price (NCC) and the Nationwide Assembly.

The Senate, whereas balloting on the invoice earlier in July, empowered the NCC to uncover use of digital transmission of election outcomes, thereby undermining the independence of the electoral physique.

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Mr Okechukwu, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), applauded the lawmakers for retracing their steps in favour of Nigeria’s democratic pattern.

He said “Insertion of Digital Transmission of outcomes in our electoral lexicon laws is a elementary tonic to banish Election Collation Bandits and therefore, the extension of our democratic frontiers.

“This will seemingly outcome in one man one vote, and renew our fate in elections, as thuggery and ballotsnatching will proceed away.”

Mr Okechukwu said the cordial relationship novel between the legislative and govt fingers of authorities became as soon as ample indication that President Muhammadu Buhari would assent to the invoice offering for digital transmission of election outcomes.

He said the president had on plenty of instances pledged to proceed away within the help of a credible electoral diagram where the votes of the electorate would depend.

“We will harvest the fruit of this cordial bicameral relationship now. That is why one thanked Mr President along the identical line with the legislators, and civil society organisations. I don’t absorb fears he’s going to imprint the invoice into legislation,” he said.

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