Senate rejecting E-transmission of results disgraceful — Chidoka
Aformer Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and former Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Benjamin Chidoka, has said that the Senate voting against the electronic transmission of results is disappointing, and that all those who stayed away from voting are a disgrace to their constituencies.
He said this during the 50,000 steps run/walk for Peace on Sunday in Abuja and the 36 states of the federation, which was part of activities marking his 50th birthday.
Chidoka said, “I could not imagine the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria voting against the electronic transmission of results. I am not only disappointed, and all those who stayed away from voting are a disgrace to their constituencies.
“All those who voted ‘no’ to electronic transmission, in a country where we do JAMB through CBT, the International Passport is electronic, the driver’s license is biometric and electronics you can renew it online.
“I don’t think the government of the day in all honesty can say that there is any part of Nigeria today where you don’t have POS dispensing money across Nigeria, where there is no ATM machine dispensing money. The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has disgraced the National Assembly, has whittled the hope of Nigerians and I hope that they will reverse themselves.
“I don’t know how that would happen but the House of Representatives should not go the way of the Senate. I don’t think this is good for Nigeria; it is an embarrassment in a country where foreigners are putting money into a company like Flutterwave and others. People are coming to invest in Technology in Nigeria. Nigeria is one of the biggest recipients of technology funding,” he said.