A former senator, Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu has blasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) for rejecting electronic transmission of poll results, saying it is targeted at rigging the 2023 general election.
He described the party as an anti-people organization for the rejection, maintaining that the rejection was purely for selfish reasons.
Senator Anyanwu, in a statement issued by his media aide, Ikenna Onuoha added that the party has by its action murdered democracy and as such, does not mean well for Nigeria.
The stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State charged Nigerians to commence mid-night prayers to rescue the country from the cabal that had sworn to destroy it.
Anyanwu, who represented Imo East District at the Senate between 2015 and 2019 wondered how Nigeria could be developed when the party in power and her members do not believe in credible elections, describing such act as evidence of their failure.
He maintained that electronic transmission of results would have discouraged every form of malpractice aimed at subverting people’s mandate.
He added that Nigeria as the giant of Africa should have used the opportunity of the electoral innovation to redeem her battered image.
According to him, “The advent of technology made information assessment easy as people in the 21st century, the electronic transmission of results from the polling units to the INEC server would have dissuaded election rigging, ballot box snatching, violence and vote buying.
“If APC had allowed the innovation to thrive, it would have boosted the country’s image having being viewed as one of the most corrupt nations in the world. The electronic transmission of results would have made rigging difficult for those desperate to cause mayhem, and reduce to its lowest minimum wanton killings and communal clashes across Nigeria.”
While urging Nigerians not to be deterred over the present situation in the country, Senator Anyanwu called for all hands to be on deck to disappoint members of APC that stood against Nigeria’s liberation.