Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has commended the decision by the National Assembly to allow the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, determine the use of electronic voting and transfer of results.
Daily Report Ng had earlier reported that Senate on Tuesday, Approved Electronic Transmission of Election Results which empowers INEC to determine the best mode of transmission of election result.
Reacting to the development, Governor Wike, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Kelvin Ebiri, said: “I think it is a good news to hear that the Joint Committee of the House of Representatives and the Senate agreed for INEC to transmit result electronically. That is a good news to hear. Like I have always said, what is important now is what do people want. The moment you do what the people want, you’ll see happiness everywhere.”
“I think it is a good development for Nigeria and democracy. And I will urge them , the two Chambers, the House of Representatives and the Senate to abide by that recommendation by the joint committee of the two Chambers, because it is for their own interest.
” And I commend the Senate President and the Speaker, House of Representatives, all the principal officers and members who felt that they must listen to what is good for Nigeria and what is good for Nigerians.”