Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has revealed why the All Progressives Congress (APC) is against the electronic transmission of election results.
In a statement on his official Facebook page on Tuesday, Wike alleged that the reason the APC does not want the electronic transmission of election results is that President Muhammadu Buhari does not want free and fair elections in the country.
He also described those that who voted against electronic transmission of results as enemies of the country.
The governor asserted that the decision of APC lawmakers to vote against the electronic transmission is a coup against the people.
Mr President can’t tell us he sincerely wants to conduct a free, fair and credible election if he/his party rejects transparency and the electronic transmission of results.
Those who voted against electronic transmission of results should be ashamed of themselves as they are enemies of the country. It is a coup against the people, the National Assembly has plotted a coup against Nigerians.
If Nigerians were serious non who voted against electronic transmission of results would be able to go home to their constituents.
Against the general clamour for a lasting solution to the myriad of electoral problems facing the country, 50 members of the All Progressives Congress in the Senate and two of their counterparts in the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, on Thursday voted against electronic transmission of election results in the forthcoming general elections.
Notwithstanding the constitutionally guaranteed independence of the electoral body, the senators insisted that the Independent National Electoral Commission should be compelled to seek clearance from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), while the heavily politicised National Assembly would have to approve the verdict of the NCC, which is a department under the presidency.