“It is a coup against the people” – Wike slams NASS members for voting against e-transmission of election results


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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has said that National Assembly members that voted against electronic transmission of results in the newly-passed amended Electoral Act plotted a coup against Nigerians desirous of free, fair and credible polls.

He stated this Monday as the Leadership Media Group officially presented him with his letter of nomination as “the 2020 Governor of the Year Award”.

A copy of the governor’s remarks at the event was shared on his official Facebook page on Tuesday.

“Mr President can’t tell us he sincerely wants to conduct a free, fair and credible election if he/his party rejects transparency and the electronic transmission of results.

“Those who voted against electronic transmission of results should be ashamed of themselves as they are enemies of the country. It is a coup against the people, the National Assembly has ploted a coup against Nigerians.

“If Nigerians were serious non(e) who voted against electronic transmission of results would be able to go home to their constituents,” Wike said.

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