4 August 2021
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GOVERNOR of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike on Tuesday said the rejection of electronic transmission of election results by the All Progressives Congress-led National Assembly, was tantamount to a coup against Nigerians.
Wike said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd)’s failure to prevail on APC members in the National Assembly to support the inclusion of electronic transmission of election results in the Electoral Act, was proof of a plot to rig the future elections.
He stated this during the official presentation of the nomination letter of ‘2020 Governor of the Year Award’ by the management of the Leadership Media Group at the Government House, Port Harcourt.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Media, Kelvin Ebiri titled ‘NASS opposition to electronic transmission of poll results, a coup against Nigerians-Wike’ in Port Harcourt.
He said, “Those who voted against e-transmission of results should be ashamed of themselves. They never mean well for this country. If you are a member of the National Assembly and you voted against electronic transmission of result; your children should call you and say ‘daddy, are you well?’
“It is a coup against the people, and when you plot a coup, you know the consequences of plotting a coup. National Assembly members have plotted a coup against Nigerians and Nigerians should hold them responsible. All they are planning is to rig the election because they know Nigerians have abandoned them.”