NASS, INEC agreement on electronic transmission shows progress in democracy ― Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has commended the resolution of the disagreement between the National Assembly and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on electronic transmission of election results, saying it shows advancement in Nigeria’s democracy.

The commendation after the Senate Tuesday reversed itself on its earlier resolution on the matter.

According to a statement issued by his media office Tuesday, the harmonization of positions between the two institutions is an indication that Nigeria’s democracy is growing and getting stronger.

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, also commended individuals and groups particularly the various pro-democracy advocacy groups that participated in the public discourse on the controversial issue, noting: “by this outcome, I am convinced that public institutions in Nigeria will continue to play their roles as guardians of public policy.”

The statement further added that “the civil societies are the watchdogs of public policies and the institutions. Probably, we would not have come to this path without the active engagement of the civil society agents.

“This outcome should further encourage Nigerians and the civil society to do more in order to guarantee good governance in the country.”

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