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E-transmission of election results will curb rigging, violence – Yobe CSOs

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The Community of Yobe Civil Society Organisations (NYCSO) has stated digital transmission of election outcomes is the fitting step in direction of mitigating rigging and electoral violence within the nation.

Alhaji Baba Shehu, Govt Director of NYSCO, said this on Wednesday in Damaturu whereas commending Nigerian senators for giving the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) the powere to find out how election outcomes needs to be transmitted.

He stated the truth that the senate had determined to take heed to the favored demand and act accordingly was a “welcome growth.”

Shehu recalled that the earlier place by the lawmakers was clearly condemned by many Nigerians, who noticed it as an try and seize the powers of the nation’s electoral umpire.

“I believe it gained’t inform effectively of this nation to lack the capability to transmit election outcomes electronically, this technologically pushed period”, he stated.

The Govt Director additionally stated that e-transmission of election outcomes would instill confidence within the citizens and scale back attainable assaults by hoodlums on electoral officers conveying election supplies to the fee’s places of work in addition to to polling items.

He admonished INEC to leverage on the choice of the senate to make sure efficient e-transmission of election outcomes have been adopted to encourage democratic growth within the nation.

Shehu, nevertheless, referred to as on essential stakeholders to determine a particular tribunal to cope with electoral violence. “There’s a want for the institution of a particular tribunal for electoral violence, snatching of poll bins, amongst others,” he stated.

He stated that this needs to be handled instantly even earlier than the opposite tribunal in order that perpetrators of violence can be punished based on the legal guidelines of the land, to function a deterrent to different offenders or these keen to hitch in wreaking havoc to electoral processes.

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