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The National Consultative Front,NCF, has commended the National Assembly on its decision to accede to the yearnings of Nigerians on electronic boring and electronic transmission of results.
In a statement Wednesday signed by its head media and publicity bereau, Dr Tanko Yunusa, the NCFront restated it’s belief that the country is ripe for electronic voting.
Said he”The NCFront believe the country is ripe and due for electronic transmission of election results as the electoral umpire, INEC has posited that it has the capacity and the ability to conduct electronic voting and the transmission of results from the polling units in the entire country electronically.”
The NCF also commend the Nigerian people for what it described as ” their doggedness and their insistence on the need for the National Assembly to guarantee, through the laws of the land, the necessary legal frameworks that will permit INEC to deploy technology towards ensuring a credible electoral process.” It stayed that this action by the NASS ,”has shown again that power truly belongs to the people when the people come together and make demands from those entrusted with leadership and governance. ”
Full statement below:
“While we continue to look forward to the end of this electoral legislative journey, where the President will assent to the bill and it becomes law, we shall be launching our coordinating committee of the non-partisan political coalition on electoral reforms under the leadership of Prof Attahiru Jega and Dr Olisa Agbakoba next week at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The names of members of this historic coordinating committee will be released shortly.
We wish to use this medium to reiterate to Nigerians that people’s power is supreme in all circumstances of human endeavour if well mobilised and explored. So, when we come together to chart forward the direction that our society should go and unite on the demands from leaders to do what is needed, nothing can stop us.
The National Consultative Front will like to appreciate the support from Nigerians so far on its historical mission to save and rescue Nigeria from failed exploitative leadership and for standing up and putting pressure on the Federal Government collectively as we again look forward to the President’s assent and the implementation of the new law by all stakeholders.’