CANDIDATE of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) for the Abia North Senatorial District, Mao Ohuabunwa, has called on Nigerians to push back against lawmakers who voted against the electronic transmission of election results during the 2022 Electoral Amendment Act debate.
Ohuabunwa made the call while speaking about her adoption by some youths in the Arochukwu area of Abia State on Wednesday, January 11.
According to him, the legislators who opposed the introduction of technology into the country’s electoral system are the real enemies of Nigerian democracy.
These undemocratic elements should not be rewarded with a ticket back to the National Assembly, Ohuabunwa stressed.
He thanked the Arochukwu youth group for their unwavering support of his senatorial bid and vowed to restore Abia North’s dignity and prestige if he returns to the Senate.
Speaking further, he pointed out that since his departure from the red chamber in 2019, Abia North has lost his voice in the Senate.
Ohuabunwa also pointed out that those chosen to speak for Abia Norte abandoned the town to its fate at the peak of insecurity in the area. He has promised to take advantage of his national contacts to fight insecurity in the area if he is elected.
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Along the same lines, Ohuabunwa urged the people to collect their Permanent Elector Credential (PVC) in order to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming elections.
Ohuabunwa will compete for the senatorial candidacy against former state governor and Senate leader Orji Kalu.
During the vote on several sections of the Electoral Law in 2021 in the Senate, Kalu was among several lawmakers from the All Progressives Congress (APC) who opposed the electronic transmission of results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). .
COMPLETE LIST: Senators who voted against the electronic transmission of election results
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The lawmakers’ action was roundly condemned by Nigerians before Sebate made a U-turn and finally allowed the introduction of electronic transmission of results in the amended Electoral Act.
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