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Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, says the rejection of E-transmission of election results by the majority of Nigeria’s federal lawmakers spells doom for the economy and image of the nation.

Governor Okowa who made this observation when he received the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), in the state, Pastor Monday Udoh-Tom, and his management team on advocacy visit on Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) said until people trust Nigeria’s electoral processes, it will be hard for them to invest and do business with its people.

Governor Okowa said the rejection of electronic transmission of elections results through the votes of both upper and lower houses of Nigeria parliament suggest intentions to rig elections.

According to Governor Okowa, the rejection could affect the country’s efforts to attract foreign direct investments as no investor would like to invest in a country with a flawed electoral system.

The Governor commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for its efforts in ensuring a credible electoral system and for declaring its capacity to transmit results electronically. Noting that advancing the electoral system would encourage citizen participation.

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner who thanked Governor Okowa for ensuring the safety of INEC staff and assets during the attacks on government institutions said the electoral umpire would deploy physical registration in Delta State from July 26.