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Electronic transmission: It’s victory for democracy – Ekweremadu

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Following the adoption of the Convention Committee report on digital transmission of election outcomes throughout Tuesday’s plenary by the Senate, former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has described the event as victory for democracy.

He recommended the Senate for reversing itself on digital transmission of outcomes.

Ekweremadu stated the Senate’s motion justified his assurances to Nigerians in July that each one hope was not misplaced for digital transmission of 2023 election outcomes regardless of the preliminary setback.

In an announcement by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu, Ekweremadu stated: “I need to specifically commend the Senate for setting apart slender partisan pursuits to appropriate the error of July 15, 2021 by reversing itself on the difficulty of digital transmission of election outcomes.

“This clause, although not initially a part of the Invoice, was launched by the Joint Nationwide Meeting Committee on the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, which I’m a part of, to avoid wasting the nation the troubles of poll field snatching, electoral violence, and manipulations that occur between the polling sales space and collation centres.

“Though, I used to be representing Nigeria at a world parliamentary session in Montenegro and due to this fact unavoidably absent throughout the passage of the Invoice in July, I had assured Nigerians that we’d work with the progressives throughout social gathering traces to dialogue with our colleagues and different crucial stakeholders to make sure that digital transmission of outcomes was restored within the Invoice.

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“It’s, due to this fact, heart-warming that my confidence within the capability of my colleagues to dialogue and rise above slender partisan curiosity on this matter was not misplaced.

“I have to additionally commend the Civil Society Organisations and Nigerians for standing up for what is correct for the nation and our democracy”.

It’s recalled that Ekweremadu had in an announcement by his media aide on July 17, 2021 assured Nigerians that the “outcomes of the 2023 elections will in the end be electronically transmitted as a result of it’s one of the simplest ways to go”.

In the meantime, the Senate Spokesperson, Senator Ajibola Bashir in a media briefing after Tuesday’s session clarified that political events would henceforth conduct direct primaries for his or her aspirants with full supervision of INEC officers.

In line with him, the passage of clause 87 within the Electoral Modification Act was to deepen the method of conducting social gathering primaries in a way that pretenders prepared not tamper with the processes.

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