OrderPaperToday – Former Vice President of Nigeria and 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), 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.
It signals harmony between NASS and INEC on electronic transmission of results, Atiku said.
A press statement from the former vice president’s media office on Tuesday said that the harmonization of positions between the two institutions is an indication that Nigeria’s democracy is growing and getting stronger.
Thus, such he harmony between NASS and INEC is one that should be commended.
Also, the former Vice President commended individuals and groups, particularly the various pro-democracy advocacy groups that participated in the public discourse on the controversial issue. He noted that “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.”