Northern Youths Leaders Forum (NYLF) has lauded the members of the National Assembly (NASS) for supporting the electronic transmission of election results.
NYLF National President, Comrade Elliot Afiyo, made the declaration Ina statement in Abuja on Wednesday October 13, 2021.
The statement read:
“The Senate has bowed to pressure from the public and NYLF on electronic transmission of election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), where and when practicable as it has rescinded its earlier decision.”
“We want to thank all the lawmakers from the North, especially Senator Danjuma Goje for taking this decision which will greatly promote good governance and further entrench our democracy”.
NYLF had threatened to recall NASS members from the North if they failed to support the electronic transmission of election results.
“We are happy that they listened to us and did the needful. This decision is one of the best things that has happened to NIgeria’s democracy,” NYLF said.
The group also tasked the Senate to do justice to the electoral Amendment Act with a view to guaranteeing fair, free and transparent elections in the country.
The Senate on Tuesday had after months of criticism over electronic transmission of election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), agreed in principle that results can be transmitted electronically where and when practicable.
The decision listed in the Order Paper of the Senate read, ” Relying on order 1(b) and 53( b) of Senate Standing Order accordingly resolves to rescind its decision on the affected Clauses of the Bill as passed and re- commit same to the Committee of the whole for consideration and passage.”
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