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Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Prince Chibudom Nwuche, has commended the Nigeria Senate over its reversal of decision on the electronic transmission of election results by the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC.

Nwuche noted that the passage of the amended electoral act that empowers INEC to decide on the utilization of electronic transmission of results, was most welcomed, adding that it would guarantee peace at the polls.

The former lawmaker also commended the National Assembly for amending the electoral act that now mandates direct primaries for political parties, adding that such move was in the right direction to enable parties produce popular candidates for polls.

He explained that the foundation of any democratic nation is free, fair and credible elections, adding that candidates that emerge through credible polls are likely to work in the interest of the masses.

Nwuche noted that such leaders help the country achieve rapid economic development, especially in this challenging times of the global covid pandemic that has made Nigeria witness a decline in her economy.

He posited that the electronic transmission of results would avoid the violence often witnessed at elections, especially at the point of manual collation of votes where thugs are deployed to chase away voters and manipulate the results.