The Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) has expressed shock on the rejection of the digital transmission of election outcomes by the Senate.
The occasion stated this in a press release by its nationwide publicity secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Thursday.
Ologbondiyan stated the PDP and most Nigerians had been shocked by the Senate’s determination rejecting the demand of Nigerians normally for the digital transmission of election outcomes unconditionally.
The choice, he stated, quantities to undermining Nigeria’s electoral course of.
He stated the motion of the APC Senators was an “atrocious assault on the sensibilities of Nigerians, who’ve watched over the Senate to enhance our electoral course of in a approach that might generate a free, truthful trial”. it is credible. “
He stated: “It’s scandalous that the Senate led by the APC, in its bid to annex the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), sought to go to a statutorily impartial fee with the approval of the Fee for the Communication of Nigeria (NCC) earlier than conducting elections ”.
Ologbondiyan stated the Senators ’motion was a direct affront and a contamination of the 1999 Structure (as amended), which clearly gave operational independence to INEC to conduct elections, with out interference and laws from some other authorities company.
“The choice of the APC Senators is due to this fact tantamount to a suspension of the 1999 structure (as amended) which is a recipe for the disaster that might derail our democracy and destabilize our nation.”
Ologbondiyan additionally described it as a preparation for the interweaving of elections, which should be firmly resisted.
“Nevertheless, our occasion, filled with Nigerians, praises the PDP senators and in addition different senators democratically within the chamber for his or her resistance to the vote for the unconditional digital transmission of outcomes.
“That is in step with the needs and aspirations of Nigerians without spending a dime, truthful, clear and credible elections.”
Ologbondiyan stated the PDP famous the efforts made within the Home of Representatives, and referred to as on lawmakers to return to the Home on Friday and save the nation from a machinations act that has been pushed into the Senate.