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Electoral Act: VON DG, Okechukwu Begs Buhari For Assent



Electoral Act: VON DG, Okechukwu Begs Buhari For Assent

The Director-Common of Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to signal the just lately amended Electoral Act Modification Invoice, 2021.

DAILY POST had reported that the Invoice is receiving resistance from governors on each the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP.

The Governors are uncomfortable with the direct mode of major election, which they consider would make them lose relevance.

However in an announcement on Sunday, Okechukwu, who’s a basis member of the APC urged the President to not throw away the infant with the tub water.

He appealed to President Buhari to endorse the Digital Transmission contained within the Invoice, which described because the mom of Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BIVAS).

Okechukwu re-echoed that BIVAS is Vaccine to Vote Rigging; probably the most patriotic merchandise within the Invoice, an offspring of digital transmission which finally fulfills the legacy pledge of Mr President to bequeath credible, free and truthful elections to Nigerians.

I’m sincerely afraid that the controversy, hyperbole and cacophony of voices over direct major could wittingly or unwittingly scuttle your complete Electoral Invoice, thus throwing away the infant – BIVAS and the bathe water – Direct Major. Mr President please keep away from this boobytrap in opposition to digital transmission, Okechukwu submitted.

He noticed that from the standpoint of the 2 main dominant political events, the APC the PDP, they’re for the primary time within the final eight years opposed to 1 challenge – direct major. Additionally they all maintain the idea that with digital transmission – BIVAS Vaccine – henceforth Presidents, Governors, Legislators, appointed officers and political events are by this laws willingly compelled to confer loyalty to the citizens not godfathers.

They’re supported by incontrovertible info that free and truthful election bequeathed by BIVAS as in Anambra State gubernatorial election highlighted above will drive political events to self censorship.