Some political stakeholders have continued to express their displeasure at the National Assembly’s action for approving conditional electronic transmission of election results.
The duo of the Peoples Democratic Party deputy National Publicity Secretary, Prince Diran Odeyemi and a former member, House of Representatives, Honourable Lanre Agoro frowned at the Assembly’s decision to subject election results to Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) approval.
Prince Odeyemi queried the independence of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) if election results are subjected to the NCC approval.
He stated that if the Joint Admission Matriculation Board can conduct exam through Computer Based Test, there should not be difficulty in transmitting election results electronically.
Honourable Agoro advised that the controversy surrounding the issue should be resolved by a court while INEC should be given room to operate optimally and guided accordingly by the constitution.
He added that the Senate’s action, if assented to by the President, will ensure that INEC submit its power to NCC which is against the provision of the constitution.