Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has alleged that the National Assembly is handling the issue of electronic transmission of election results as if it has a hidden agenda.
NEWS MAIL NG reports that Fayemi on Channels Television said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should be allowed to make the decision on independently determine how election results are transmitted and not micro managed by the National Assembly or Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC .
“INEC should be allowed to independently determine how election results are transmitted and not be overregulated while discharging its constitutional duties. I feel that the hullabaloo around this could have been avoided.
“If I have the opportunity to be asked, I would actually argue that we leave this matter for the electoral commission to handle, rather than micromanage the electoral commission or bring in the Nigerian Communications Commission or the National Assembly to be an arbiter on what happens to electronic transmission.
“I frankly think things could have been handled differently and it is unfortunate that it has been handled the way it has been handled. It is giving an impression that there is some surreptitious or hidden agenda, which there isn’t.”