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Friday, 16 July 2021

APC Senators scored own goal by voting against electronic transmission of election results – Sen. Gyang

 


The Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Istifanus Gyang, has described the refusal by the All Progressives Congress senators to admit

Electronic Transmission of election results in the Electoral Act Amendment Bill as scoring an own goal.

The also said their action has put them on the wrong side of history, as they have denied the nation an opportunity to “sanitise and bestow credibility on the electoral process”.

KHORGIST recalls that this underhanded manipulation has been of great concern to Nigerians as many groups/civil society organisations have been expressing displeasure about the planned removal of the aforementioned.
Gyang through his Special Assistant Media and Protocol, Musa Ibrahim Ashoms, said only two PDP Senators voted in favour of the removal.

Gyang said, “The Senate at its sitting of Thursday 15/07/21 considered and passed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill which among others, provided for Electronic Voting and Electronic Transmission of election results in Section 52 (1-3) as a means of engendering credibility to the electoral process and facilitating free and fair election.

According to him, “Voting became contentious on Section 52(1-3) giving rise to the invocation of the Senate Rule on Division where Senators had to indicate by name where they stand either for or against the provision in Electronic voting and electronic transfer of election results.



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