Nigerian opposition political parties under the platform of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) have raised alarm over credible intelligence at their disposal which shows the moves by the ruling APC to disorganize the country’s 2023 general election by forcing Nigerians to either accept that there would be no electronic transmission of results or the Electoral Act amendment process will not be completed in good time for the President to accent to it for use during 2023 general elections.
Speaking during a live world press conference, the Spokesperson for CUPP , Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere said “The information at our disposal includes the alleged late night exchange of ‘incentives’ to most of the National Assembly members in the Harmonization Committee to see to it that the electronic transmission of results does not see the light of the day.
“This is an insult on the sensibilities and sensitivities of the Nigerian people, noting that this process of Electoral Act amendment which commenced since 2016 has not been completed five years after.”
He said the APC National Assembly members “have agreed to drag this process and get up to their next year’s annual vacation by which time, whereupon a claim that by the ECOWAS treaty electoral laws cannot be amended less than six months to elections, the process will terminate like they did for the 2019 election but this time with possibility of throwing the country into constitutional crisis.”
He therefore declared that Nigerians want electronic transmission of results, INEC is ready for it and has accepted it has capacity for it and the position is immutable.
He further stated that Nigerians will resist any attempt to rob the Independent National Electoral Commission of its constitutionally guaranteed independence by way of subjecting any of their activities to the political whims and caprices of the Nigerian Communications Commission.
Ugochinyere said “We warn the National Assembly members that God will condemn them and humanity will condemn them if they doctor the Electoral Act amendment process and remove the electronic transmission of results or if they refuse to complete this process within a reasonable time.”