INEC Seeks to use electronic transmission of results despite rejection from some lawmakers

Written by on July 20, 2021

The last Might not have been heard of the issues surrounding the viability and practicability of transmission of Election Results Electronically as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday revealed that the Commission might still go ahead with the planned method of transmission at forthcoming and general Elections.

INEC, Who made this known through its National Commssioner And Chairman Voter Education and information Professor Festus Okoye in an exclusive interview on Crest Fm’s political programme, Platform, said the Commission does not report to anybody as stated in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and that includes the National Communication Commission (NCC) who alongside other telecommunication and Data in 2018 certified that the electronic transmission of result is quite Viable.

Professor Okoye, disclosed that the Commission operates within the limits of the constitution, it is still likely to go ahead with the electronic transmission of results knowing that it has worked in 26 elections conducted across the country, including the most remote riverine areas.

Okoye had earlier submitted that the commission is “irrevocably committed to using technology to improve the electoral process.


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