The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Sen. babafemi Ojudu, has said the issues raised by members of the national assembly before taking decision on the electronic transmission of election results should be considered.
Ojudu stated this in an interview with journalists at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, during the investiture of the 12th President of Rotary Club of Abuja Metro, Dupe Abosede.
He said: “Well, I don’t know why that happened, but I guess listening to the debate on the floor, listening to the NCC officials who came, it could just be as a result of technical considerations.
“They are saying that in some parts of the country, connectivity could be very slow, connectivity could be very unreliable, and if you have to move the results to another area where there is connectivity, something could happen on the way.
“And I think they also raised the issues of hackers, that even in America, with its technological perfection, hackers hacked results in some parts of America during the last election. I think that could have been the consideration for that. I have no personal opinion about that, but that is their decision.”
Asked about Nigerians who were saying that his party, the All Progressives Congress rejected electronic transmission of results because it wanted to rig elections, Ojudu said: “No o…!!! We don’t have to rig. We will go out and vigorously campaign.
“There is no belief that the APC is a party that rigs elections. If we do, we wouldn’t have allowed the PDP to have Zamfara, Bauchi, Adamawa, Oyo and others. That couldn’t have happened under the PDP.”