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Wike urges media to pressurize Buhari to sign amended Electoral Act

 Wike urges media to pressurize Buhari to sign amended Electoral Act

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Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has charged the media to exert pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the amended Electoral Act.

The governor said it is important that the media should enlighten Nigerians to know why there should be electronic transmission of election result in order to save the nation’s democracy.

In the press statement, Kelvin Ebiri, Wike media aide stated that the Governor made the remark after he was conferred with the “Gold Prize for Exceptional Leadership,” by the ThisNigeria Media Newspaper in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said considering the importance of the Electoral Act amendment to the survival of the nation’s democracy, the media ought to deem it a priority to exert pressure on the President to sign the amended Act.

And as watchdog of the society, the governor said the Nigerian media should enlighten Nigerians on the benefits of both direct and indirect primaries.

“Who are those to benefit more if the direct primaries is conducted. Who are those to benefit more if it is indirect primaries. So, it is important that Nigerians should know why there should be electronic transmission of result in order to save our democracy.” PMNEWS



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