Electronic transmission of election result has been described as the only way to eliminate Malpractices and manipulation of the use of addictive substances associated with manual collation of results.
The joint Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Assembly Caucaus gave the indication in Abuja yesterday.
Speaking through its leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the group said they align themselves with the resolutions of the Southern governors on electronic transmission of results and other matters after extensive deliberations and as such, vehemently rejecting what it termed clandestine moves to manipulate and alter the electoral Act to remove electronic transmission of results from the law as proposed.
It noted that such faulty venture would tamper with a critical component of transparency and credibility in electioneering process and would subvert democratic process.
According to the group, electronic transmission of election result will curb manipulations such as alteration of result, switching of votes, and disappearance of electoral materials while in transit to various collation centres.
On security, the group also affirmed its support for the establishment of State police as well as the Southern governors call that the deduction from the Federation account for the Nigeria Police security Trust fund be distributed among the states and federal government.
The group was however silent on the Southern governors clamour that the twenty twenty three presidential election be zoned to the Southern region but urged governors from other zones to emulate the Southern governors patriotic initiative in the interest of security of life and property.