I Can’t Believe Anybody Who Went To School In This Digital Period Will Vote Against Electronic Transmission Of Results – Wike
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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has raised the alarm that President Muhammad Buhari has not shown any serious commitment to conduct free, fair and credible elections in 2023.
Wike said that the rejection of the electronic transmission of election results by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) members in the National Assembly, is tantamount to a coup against Nigerians desirous of a free, fair and credible election.
The governor noted that President Buhari’s failure to prevail on APC members in the National Assembly to support the inclusion of electronic transmission of election results in the amended Electoral Acts proves he does not intend to leave a legacy of a transparent electoral process
He stated this at a function in the Government House, Port Harcourt, on Tuesday.
Governor Wike remarked that the current National Assembly capitalised on the seeming political indifference of Nigerians to deliberately vote against the inclusion of electronic transmission of election results in the amended Electoral Act.
The governor, described National Assembly members who voted against transmission of election results electronically as enemies of the country because their action is detrimental to the growth and consolidation of the country’s democracy.
“Those who voted against e-transmission of results should be ashamed of themselves. They never mean well for this country. If you are a member of the National Assembly and you voted against electronic transmission of results, your children should call you and say daddy, are you well?
“I can’t believe anybody who went to school in this digital period, will vote against electronic transmission of results. What kind of country is this? What kind of National Assembly members do we have?”
Governor Wike declared that the rejection of electronic transmission of election results by APC lawmakers, even when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had affirmed that it has the capacity to electronically transmit results, is tantamount to a coup against the citizens of the country.
“It is a coup against the people, and when you plot a coup, you know the consequences of plotting a coup. National Assembly members have plotted coups against Nigerians and Nigerians should hold them responsible. All they are planning is to rig election because they know Nigerians have abandoned them.”