Ex-2nd Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Affiliation (NBA), Monday Ubani, has criticized members of the Nationwide Meeting for the rejection of the digital transmission of election leads to the current electoral reform invoice.
He stated that the federal lawmakers exhibited legislative rascality of their actions and insisted that the Nigeria electoral course of wanted the involvement of applied sciences to attain acceptable and clear elections.
Ubani, who’s presently the Chairman, NBA Part on Public Curiosity and Improvement Regulation (SPIDEL), in a press release issued to DAILY POST on Monday, maintained that the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) have to be given a good and fewer restrictive authorized framework to hold out their constitutional duties of organising, endeavor and supervising elections in Nigeria.
He additional said that the Nationwide Meeting members, by passing the invoice, clearly violated the structure of the land which they swore to uphold, describing the unfolded state of affairs as the most important embarrassment of the century.
The Abia-born lawyer added that Nigeria has two years to make sure 100% community protection in the entire nation, saying, “there is no such thing as a purpose the nation can’t vote extra billions of naira for improvement of our key tele-comunication infrastructure that can restore the nation’s dignity as the most important nation in African continent”.
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In accordance with Ubani, “the current manipulative treachery to maintain us stranded as a nation in our electoral enhancements might be resisted with our final energy and now we have the ultimate hope positioned on the third arm of the federal government( the judiciary) ought to these set of legislators persist of their doomed journey of interfering on our progressive electoral journey as a nation”.
“It’s shameful that Nigeria along with her dimension, assets and class are even beginning late on this, as a result of different nations smaller in dimension, useful resource, sophistication have deployed this technique years in the past and right here we’re within the 12 months 2021 debating whether or not we should always deploy expertise within the transmission of our electoral outcomes.
“I really feel humiliated by such a state of affairs taking part in out within the hallowed chambers of our nationwide meeting. Who does that, if I could ask. The macabre dance over this began within the Nationwide Meeting with confirmed allegation that the Invoice which handed third studying underneath the chairmanship of Senator Kabiru Gaya of INEC Committee has been altered to dam digital switch of election outcomes.
Persevering with, he added, “the scenario within the Home of Representatives was not totally different however extra dramatic as the person who presided over the plenary didn’t cover his disdain to observance of the very guidelines that information proceedings within the Home. The Deputy Speaker, Hon Ahmed Wase to say the least is a giant minus to democracy who doesn’t consider in adherence to guidelines and procedures of the Home. It’s extra stunning and miserable to see those that declare to be attorneys working round far and wide to defend the absurd illegality. Who did this to us as a nation? How did we get right here, many are asking.
“Before now, INEC with none legislative backing have efficiently carried out elections with card readers and have transmitted outcomes electronically in a number of constituencies in Nigeria with none of those “alarmist drawbacks” being trumpeted by these backward-thinking legislators that voted for that provocative modification. Why are these units of legislators within the ninth Meeting attempting to set the hand of our clock backwards? What has come over them, “the lawyer queried.
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