Wednesday October 20, 2021 8:14 AM

Ex-President Jonathan breaks silence on e-transfer of election results

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that he is in support of electronic transmission of results.

Jonathan said this while delivering a lecture at the inauguration ceremony of National Defence College (NDC) Course 30, in Abuja on Wednesday.

He urged Nigerians to collaborate in securing the country against terrorists and bandits.

He added that security is the business of every citizen and must not be left in the hands of the government.

He lamented that people no longer go to farms and some other places because of fear.

“Everybody should be involved in securing the country. Yes, the government will do its part but we as individuals should also do our own part.

“My humble suggestion is that government and stakeholders should do a lot of dialogue. When you start talking, it reduces the anger in people.”

He also spoke on the e-transfer of election results.

“Where there is no confidence in the electoral umpire, people resort to crisis. But unfortunately, when the result come out, the damage would have been done.

“I urge the National Assembly while looking at the law, to allow the use of electronic means of transmitting results for the sake of transparency”, he appealed

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