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No Need To Sign Amended Electoral Act Without E-Transmission of Results – Ortom Tells Buhari

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Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom  has told President Muhammadu Buhari not to bother himself assenting to the recently-passed electoral act amendment bill if there is no provision for the electronic transmission of election results. 

Both upper and lower chambers, at separate sessions in July, had passed the bill after heated argument at both chambers over the electronic transmission of results.

The bill is yet to be assented to by the president.

 

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Speaking on the issue durring an interview with Vanguard, Ortom claimed the security challenges in the north “are created by politicians to ensure that no election takes place so that they will rig the election”.

 

“Everything is going digital today, whether television, radio or cars. The President must have a rethink, let him not take Nigerians from top to bottom, but rather use the remaining period we have to take us from bottom to top so that we can get things right in this country.

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”And I think that any attempt to continue to do manual transmission of election results will deny voters the right to vote and to have their votes count which the President promised. Let every Nigerian have the right to cast his or her vote and let that vote count. But from what we have seen the intention is to make sure that our votes do not count.”

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