The People Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ discussion board has requested the National Assembly and the Independent National Electoral Commission to make sure that the outcomes of the 2023 common elections are transmitted electronically.
The discussion board accused President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and the All Progressives Congress of turning the Presidential Villa to the brand new APC headquarters.
The assertion was contained in a communiqué issued on the finish of the eleventh assembly of the PDP governors in Bauchi State on Monday.
The governors, who deliberated on the state of the nation, disclosed that the Aso Rock Villa had now turned to “where coerced PDP members are being paraded at intervals.”
The discussion board stated, “The governors condemned Mr President and APC for turning the Presidential Villa that belongs to all Nigerians into the new APC headquarters, where coerced PDP members are being paraded at intervals.”
The PDP governors referred to as on the National Assembly to entrench the digital transmission of outcomes of elections within the nation’s electoral jurisprudence.
The discussion board stated, “On the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, the governors identified with the need for a free, fair and credible election in the country and called on the National Assembly to entrench electronic transmission of results of elections in the nation’s electoral jurisprudence.
“We request the Independent National Electoral Commission, the one physique empowered by the structure to conduct elections, to deploy applicable applied sciences obligatory to make sure that the vote of each Nigerian is counted and made to rely.”
The governors additionally suggested that political events must be allowed to resolve whether or not to make use of direct or oblique methodology of conducting primaries as a part of inner democracy in political events.
“The meeting condemned, once again, the use of under-hand tactics to arm-twist some PDP governors and other stakeholders to join the APC; a political party that has wrecked Nigeria’s economy, turned Nigeria into a killing field and has nothing to offer Nigerians but misery and bad governance,” the discussion board added.