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Electronic transmission of election results: NASS has created three electoral bodies – Sani

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Senator Shehu Sani has said that the Nationwide Meeting has created three electoral our bodies, which is INEC, NCC and themselves by its rejection of the digital transmission of election outcomes.

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The previous Senator who represented Kaduna Central within the eighth Senate between 2015 and 2019 said this in a radio present affairs programme in Osogbo Friday monitored by DAILY POST.

The senator who expressed disappointment on the flip of occasions famous that it was unhappy, unlucky and tragic that the nationwide meeting will be so divided on an important situation.

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In line with him, “The nationwide meeting is made up of politicians and elected public officers. It’s flawed for us to have a regulation the place they’d be concerned in deciding or approving whether or not election outcomes ought to be launched or not.

“All they’ve executed merely is that the ruling political social gathering with dominance within the nationwide meeting will resolve whether or not outcomes ought to be electronically introduced or not.

“One other level we have to observe is that in elections, a lot of the lawmakers are again to their constituencies and it’s not attainable at the moment to have a quorum within the nationwide meeting for the aim of approving whether or not election outcomes.

“All they’re attempting to do is solely to provide the ruling social gathering the chance to resolve whether or not the results of election is launched or not.

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“It’s higher the nation doesn’t function digital switch of outcomes than the place the NCC headed by the appointee of the President and the nationwide meeting headed by a politician from the ruling social gathering dominating each chambers to resolve the processes of an election. It is vitally flawed to have such a sort.”

On the matter of insufficient knowledge protection in some elements of the nation, Sani declared that the legislators had been deceiving themselves including that by objecting to digital transmission of election outcomes meant that in the event that they had been shedding, they’d discover a manner of manipulating the outcomes.

He defined that because the announcement of election outcomes is vital, it is without doubt one of the issues in earlier elections.

“You may have credible elections however the particular person saying the outcomes will be compromised however when you have got a system the place outcomes are robotically transmitted electronically, it’s not going to be topic to anyone’s manipulation and like I’ve mentioned, individuals must know this very effectively that in elections, there may be no one within the nationwide meeting, everybody would have left and received’t come again till after election.

“Will you now say the nationwide meeting ought to be within the chamber till the election outcomes are despatched to them to verify. What sort of legal guidelines are these individuals making for our nation?”

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