Wike – If you are a member of the National Assembly and you voted against electronic transmission of results, your children should call you and say daddy, are you well?
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has reacted over the rejection of electronic transmission of election results by APC members in the National Assembly.
The governor, who wondered the kind of country and lawmakers in Nigeria, added: “I can’t believe that anybody who went to school in this digital age, will vote against electronic transmission of election results.”
The governor stated this at the presentation of his nomination letter as “Governor of the Year 2020 Award” by the management of Leadership Media Group at the Government House, Port Harcourt.
According to his statement, Any National Assembly members who voted against transmission of election results electronically as enemies of Nigeria.
Wike also described the rejection of electronic transmission of election results by APC lawmakers as tantamount to a coup against Nigerians.
The governor said he had expected Buhari, who had openly declared that he respects former President Goodluck Jonathan, for not compromising the 2015 general elections, to build on the electoral legacy of his predecessor.
He said: “If Jonathan did not believe in the transparency of the election, he would not have allowed card reader to be used. So, he introduced the card reader as a sitting President, knowing fully well that that could be an albatross to him. But he said no, I want us to move to the next level.
“Mr. President cannot tell us that sincerely he wants to conduct a free, fair, credible election. Let nobody deceive you. It is very clear that there is no sure intention at all.”
MEANWHILE, the Rivers State Government, yesterday, directed all resident doctors under its employ to call off strike immediately or the government would invoke no-work-no-pay policy.