Electoral Law: Reverse yourself to restore INEC’s independence, Senator Nwaka tells NASS •Predicts APC’s imminent implosion

Posted by News Express | 17 July 2021 | 463 times

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•Senator Emma Nwaka

 

One-time Abia State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Emma Nwaka, has called on the National Assembly to quickly reverse itself on what he called “the puerile attempt” to rob the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of its independence which is guaranteed under the constitution.

He noted that the provisions in the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021 just passed by National Assembly whereby INEC is required to seek approval from the National Communication Commission (NCC) and the National Assembly before it could decide on whether or not to transmit election results electronically is antithetical to the clear provisions of the Constitution.

Speaking with our reporter during the week, Senator Nwaka lamented that while other countries of the world are taking advantage of the advancement in technology to move their countries forward, Nigeria appears headed in the opposite direction.

He wondered why it's possible to transfer millions of Naira to any and every part of Nigeria electronically and election results cannot be transmitted the same way.

Senator Nwaka commended the PDP National Assembly members for stoutly opposing the retrogressive move which no doubt is intended to be used by APC to thwart the will of the people of Nigeria in future elections. Nwaka’s joy is that the judiciary is there to strike down such an obnoxious legislation for being unconstitutional.

Speaking further, Senator Emma Nwaka doffed his hat to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for restating without equivocation his commitment to PDP, adding that by so doing, the governor did not only lay the ghost of the rumours that he was about to jump ship, he also demonstrated that he is a man of integrity who cannot bite the finger that fed him.

Nwaka wondered as to what the renegades jumping into APC find attractive about it, a party that he said has set Nigeria backwards in every measurable sphere of life. Senator Nwaka predicted that APC will soon implode and all those jumping into it either to escape being held accountable for their crimes against the people or just to partake  in the ongoing looting spree will have themselves to blame.

 


Source: News Express

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