Electronic transmission of election results: NASS has created three electoral bodies – Sani
Senator Shehu Sani said that the National Assembly has established three electoral bodies, which are the INEC, the NCC and themselves through its rejection of electronic transmission of election results.
The former senator who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate between 2015 and 2019 said so on Friday in a radio news show in Osogbo followed by DAILY POST.
The senator who expressed his disappointment at the turn of events noted that it was sad, unhappy and tragic that the National Assembly could be so divided on a very important issue.
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According to him, âThe National Assembly is made up of politicians and elected officials. It is bad for us to have a law where they are involved in deciding or approving whether or not the election results are published.
âAll they’ve done is just let the ruling political party that dominates the National Assembly decide whether the results should be announced electronically or not.
âAnother point that we must observe is that during the elections, most of the legislators are back in their constituencies and it is not possible at that time to have a quorum in the National Assembly in order to ‘approve or not the results of the elections.
âAll they’re trying to do is just give the ruling party the chance to decide whether the election results are released or not.
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“It is better if the country does not operate an electronic transfer of results than where the NCC led by the president-elect and the national assembly led by a politician from the ruling party dominating both houses to decide the process of a election. It’s very wrong to have such a guy.
On the issue of insufficient data coverage in parts of the country, Sani said lawmakers were wrong in adding that opposing the electronic transmission of election results meant that if they lost, they would find a way. to manipulate the results.
He explained that since the announcement of the election results is key, it is one of the problems of the previous elections.
âYou can have a credible election, but the person announcing the results can be compromised, but when you have a system where the results are automatically transmitted electronically, it will not be subject to any manipulation and like I said , people must know very well that during the elections, there is no one in the national assembly, everyone would have left and will not come back until after the elections.
âNow will you say that the National Assembly should be in the chamber until the election results are sent to them for confirmation. What kind of laws are these people making for our country? “