The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has berated the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for probing into how its members voted in the National Assembly leadership elections.
According to Oshiomhole, the party actions of setting up a probe panel find out how its members voted in the election of principal officers for the 9th National Assembly were illegal.
Oshiomhole stated this during the presentation of Hon. Doguwa as the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives.
Oshiomhole, who also commended the members of the PDP for voting for the APC candidates despite the secret ballot system used for the election said: “I was particularly excited when the clerk in breach of a court order insisted on conducting secret ballot and our party members in the two chambers proved their complete loyalty.
“The way the manner they did, such that the PDP that was calling for secret ballot, because they didn’t want people to know how people voted, are now conducting an inquiry into who voted for who among them. This is a complete violation of the essence of secret ballot.
“The idea of secret ballot is that nobody should know who voted for who. Now, the PDP is going down in history as a party that seeks to investigate how people voted in the secret ballot. That is a gross violation of the most basic principles of democracy regarding secret ballot.”