Insist on e-transmission of election results, PDP tells N’Assembly members

The Peoples Democratic Party has called on members of the Senate and the House of Representatives to shun partisanship and vote in national interest on the controversial Section 50 (2) of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, which dwells on electronic transmission of results during elections.

PDP, in a statement issued on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that it had come to its attention that “certain interests” are plotting a rejection of electronic transfer of results on the floors of both chambers of the National Assembly on Thursday.

The statement was titled ‘PDP Rallies Nigerians Against Plots To Pass Prohibition of Electronic Transmission of Election Results On Thursday.’

It partly read, “The PDP asserts that it behooves on every Nigerian, particularly the federal lawmakers, to work on the improvement of our electoral processes in order to engender free, fair, transparent and credible elections.

“The party insists that there is no part of Nigeria or any local government headquarters that communication network does not exist and function, to warrant the exclusion of electronic transmission of election results from the law.

“It is imperative to add that with the technology proposed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, even where the network is slow, it does not stop the transmission process from arriving at the collation centre.

“The PDP, therefore, urges the lawmakers not to allow themselves to be swayed by any one or any interest bent on conducting our election in the manipulative manner as desired by undemocratic elements. The party calls on all Nigerians to remain at alert and be ready to use every legitimate means available and acceptable within our laws to resist this move to further strangulate our electoral process.”


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