Ex Reps member lauds Senate for approving electronic transmission of result

In a statement made available to EverydayNews, Chief Igwesi noted that democracy is all about the will of the people and the people must be carried along while representing them.

He observed that by that action, the Senate and indeed the entire members of National Assembly has reactivated and rejuvenated the process of feedback mechanism which is the hallmark of the Social Contract they had with the people during the electioneering campaigns.

He however observed that for Nigerians to keep the democratic tenets alive, they should always be vigilant, contribute and participate in whatever elected representatives are doing on their behalf and enjoined them to always celebrate the opportunity offered to them by committees’ on public hearings to air their views.

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The former leader of Enugu State House of Assembly insisted that electronic transmission of results is not only congruous to electronic voting but will definitely give a bite to our faulty electoral process.

He however tasked the harmonization or conference Committee of both Chambers to fast track the process so that the clerk of the National Assembly can immediately transmit a clean copy of the bill to the President for onward assent.

The former Lawmaker reiterated that INEC is constitutionally independence but have further demonstrated her faith in the power of the National Assembly to amend the Electoral Law to the benefit of Nigerians whose leadership recruitment process has been a sham.

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He however congratulated the mainstream media, social media, Nigeria Labour Congress, Non-Governmental Organizations and indeed the entire Nigerians for the pressure they mounted on the senate that enabled them to see reasons to go e-transmission.

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