THE rejection of electronic transmission of results by the National Assembly has been described as mischievous and fraudulent.
A former Presidential Candidate of All Grassroot Alliance in the last general election, Chuks Nwachukwu said it was a fraud and corruption for anybody to work against electronic transmission of election result.
Nwachukwu, while faulting the action of the federal lawmakers in denying the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the sole power to organise an election, rather vesting the power to transit election results electronically to the Nigerian Communication Commission and the National Assembly, said there was no part of the country where people don’t have phones or use all kinds of electronic means to operate their banking transaction.
Nwachukwu threatened to challenge their actions in court should they go ahead with the plan. He maintained that INEC has smart cards which they use in verification of voters and which he noted, could also be used to be transmitting election result electronically.
The lawyer said there was no location in the country where people don’t use point of sales.
His words, “the constitution has given INEC the power to organise and conduct elections. If they have used electronic device to conduct elections, that same device will be used to transmit results electronically.
“We will go to court and we are sure that the court will uphold our position”.