E-voting: We’ll resist plans to turn Nigeria into North Korea ― CUPP

• Urges Nigerians to checkmate politics of domination by ruling APC

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has condemned the rejection of e- transmission of election results by the National Assembly, saying it was resolved to mobilise the citizens and resist any plan by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)- led Federal Government to turn Nigeria into a one-party and police state like North Korea.

This is just as the coalition called on all Nigerians to remain vigilant and checkmate the politics of domination being played by the ruling APC in order to silence the opposition and prevent freedom of choice, even as it pointedly declared that any plans to shortchange Nigerians on their constitutional and democratic rights shall fail woefully.

National Publicity Secretary of CUPP, Comrade Mark Adebayo, gave this charge on Sunday in its reaction to the National Assembly rejection of e- transmission of election results, even as he declared that the assurance by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that it could transmit electronically results of polls from any nook and cranny of the country had exposed the lies of the APC and its allies.

“We must let APC know that the CUPP will resist any attempt to turn Nigeria into a one-party state and mobilise Nigerians to ensure that the plans of the APC to turn Nigeria into a one-party and police state like North Korea is not achievable.

“Any plans to shortchange Nigerians on their constitutional and democratic rights shall fail woefully. We call on all Nigerians to remain vigilant and checkmate the politics of domination in order to silence the opposition and freedom of choice being practised by the APC,” he said.

“The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has debunked their spurious claim of lack of internet penetration to enable INEC to transmit results by declaring publicly that it has the capacity to electronically transmit results from any nook and cranny of Nigeria. This has exposed the lies of the APC and its allies,” he added.


Adebayo maintained that the manipulation of the outcome of the debate and voting on the issue of electronic transmission of election results from the polling units by the Federal lawmakers in both chambers was deliberately facilitated by the APC government as part of its evil agenda to turn Nigeria into a one-party state, despite its woeful performances in the last six years.

According to him, the ruling APC is desperate to hold onto power despite its unprecedented poor records on all templates of governance in the country, a development which he said had “plunged the country into unimaginable misery, multi-dimensional poverty, disunity and intractable insecurity.”

“Rejection of the electronic transmission of results by the APC-dominated National Assembly is a deliberate machination to ensure mass rigging of the 2023 elections.

“The APC cabals know that they will be comprehensively rejected in 2023 by Nigerians who are fed up with their misrule and mismanagement of the country with unmitigated corruption, despotism and nepotism.

“They have seen the handwriting on the wall but are determined to make sure they remain in power by employing anti-democratic stratagems to remain in power and possibly turn Nigeria into a one-party state.

“That is the level of the unconstitutional impunity of the APC government and Nigerians must resist this attempt to hold our democracy hostage and destroy the freedom of the people to freely choose public officers they prefer in free, fair and credible elections,” Comrade Adebayo said.

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