The Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and a founding member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, has assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari will bequeath a clean amended Electoral Act to the nation by the time he leaves office.
The VON boss was reacting to the controversies that followed the President’s withholding of assent to the Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill 2021 as passed by the National Assembly.
In a statement yesterday in Abuja, Okechukwu said: “A lot of those disappointed over Mr. President’s withholding of assent to Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill 2021 did not appreciate the significance of the retention of Electronic Transmission of results. This is the BVAS Xmas Gift, the vaccine to vote-rigging and enabler of free and fairer elections in Nigeria.”
The APC chieftain hailed the President and National Assembly members for what he called the 2021 Christmas gift of Electronic Transmission of results in the nation’s elections.
He noted that by collectively endorsing the use of BVAS technology, President Buhari, the Federal lawmakers and dedicated officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deserved commendation for gifting the country such an effective vaccine against election rigging.