- The rejection of the electronic transmission of election results by the National Assembly is still causing reactions
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- A pro-democracy group in Nigeria is demanding legislative visa sanctions from the US government
FCT, Abuja – A group called the Democracy Vanguard of Nigeria in Diaspora (DVND) has written a letter to the United States of America through their Nigerian ambassador. Mary Beth Leonard, calling for a visa ban for all Senators who voted against the electronic transmission of election results.
Among the eighty Senators, including 52, who voted against the law , and the 28 senators who were absent in the Red Chamber on election day.
Group beats NASS down in a damning letter
Others in the Letter dated Sunday July 18, are: US Secretary of State, Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken, Acting Assistant Secretary, Ambassador Robert F. Godec, and Assistant Assistant Secretary Akunna E. Cook.
The statement stated that an effort to pass and amend the Electoral Law attempted to amend Clause 52 (3) of the proposed Electoral Law to allow the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to do so approve that there is a good state in the states Network for the acceptance of electronic voting and the transmission of election results there.
According to the letter, the action is shameful, contemptuous and utterly reprehensible and adds that it is a clear contempt for the Nigerian people have.
The group said:
“We call the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Canada, the African Union and all allied countries to take urgent action to nip this brewing conflagration in the bud before it consumes the nation and unleashes a massive refugee crisis in the world.
“We from Democracy Vanguard of Nigeria in Diaspora (DVND) are ready to provide support, if necessary, to implement our demand for the protection of democratic norms and the sanctity of all electoral processes in Nigeria. ”
Governor Okowa speaks about the NASS stance
Meanwhile, on Monday, July 19, Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa condemned the National Assembly’s refusal to send election results electronically by votes of most members of both Houses of Parliament against this clause Electoral Act.
When he received the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Delta State, Pastor Monday Udoh-Tom, and his management team for a lawyer visit, Okowa said that interpreted the legislature’s actions, that there was a plan to rig elections.
However, he praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for their efforts to ensure the credibility of the electoral process and the declaration that it was in was able to submit results electronically.
Recall that INEC insisted that it be able to submit election results electronically.
< p class = "align-left"> Festus Okoye, the national commissioner and chairman of INEC (Information and Voter Education Committee) announced this.
Okoye said that the NCC and the telecommunications committees have also approved its e-transmission capacity.