A group under, Concerned Electoral Stakeholders has rejected the exclusion of electronic transmission of results in the final version of the Electoral Act amendment bill by the National Assembly expected to be passed into law this month.
Comrade Ariyo Atoye, the co-convener for concerned Electoral Stakeholders at a press briefing at National Assembly Entrance in Abuja on, Tuesday described the decision of legislators as a mockery of the entire electoral amendment process.
Ariyo noted that the purpose of electronic voting and transmission of results is to guarantee the safety of the ballot box, thus devoid of rigging and flagrant manipulation of electoral outcomes.
He urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to renege in his promise to give free, fair, credible, transparent, inclusive, and peaceful elections to Nigerians.
Also speaking is Aisha Yesufu who says the group demanded an electronic voting system and transmission of results in the quest for free, fair, credible, transparent, generally accepted, inclusive and peaceful elections in Nigeria, adding those who working against its inclusion in the electoral act are mischievous, and doing it for personal gain.
Adeyanju said electronic transmission will only bring about advancements to our electoral processes.
The group to continue with the peaceful protest until the electronic transmission is included in the electoral amendment bill.