By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
The Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu has joined some Nigerians who have welcome theinsertion of Electronic Transmission of election results in the country’s Electoral Law.
He told newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday that the new insertion will promote one man one vote, and renew fate in elections.
Okechukwu who is a foundation member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) commended the Senate, the House of Representatives, civil society organisations and President Muhammadu Buhari for the final process leading to the insertion.
He expressed optimism that Electronic Transmission of results would banish electoral banditry at the collation centres and hence extend our democratic frontiers.
According to him “insertion of Electronic Transmission of results in our electoral lexicon laws is a fundamental tonic to banish Election Collation Bandits and hence, the extension of our democratic frontiers.”
He said, “This will lead to one man one vote, and renew our fate in elections, as thuggery and ballot snatching will fade away.”
He was optimistic that President Buhari will assent to the Bill and cited the cordial relationship between the Executive and Legislature “Am relying on the Cordial-Bicameral relationship which His Excellencies, Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila led National Assembly has with the President Buhari led Executive, which some of you mistakenly tagged ‘Rubber Stamp Legislature’.
“We are going to harvest the fruit of this cordial bicameral relationship now. That’s why one thanked Mr President along same line with the legislators, and civil society organisations. I don’t have fears he will sign the bill into law.”
He said some members of APC alleged to be opposed to the Electronic Transmission of results will soon fall in line