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How Nigerian Communications Official Lied On Electronic Transmission Of Results, Used 2018 Report – PDP Lawmakers

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The Peoples Democratic Social gathering caucus within the Home of Representatives has mentioned the Nigerian Communications Commissions official who appeared earlier than the legislature must be prosecuted for mendacity to Nigerians as regards community protection in connection to the digital transmission of election outcomes.

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The chief of the PDP caucus within the Inexperienced Chamber, Kingsley Chinda, famous that the NCC delegate, Ubale Maska, who testified earlier than the Home on the adoption of digital transmission of outcomes, lied to Nigerians utilizing the 2018 Technical Report of the NCC.



The report confirmed that solely about “50 per cent of the polling models had 3G whereas 49 per cent had 2G community and beneath.”

Chinda argued that even the info on the NCC web site confirmed that web penetration had superior considerably in Nigeria since 2018.

A press release from Chinda reads, “It was a present of disgrace on the ground of the Home of Representatives on Friday, July 17, in the course of the consideration of the Electoral Act Modification Invoice.

“The comedy of errors began by the Home stopping INEC from showing earlier than the Home to stop the nation from studying the reality and permitting solely NCC to seem to debate points on the power or in any other case of INEC to deal with the digital transmission of votes.

“Officers of the NCC led by Govt Director, Ubale Maska, who represented the Govt Vice Chairman, Prof Umaru Garba Danbatta appeared and an oath was administered on them in keeping with the Part 5 of the Legislative Home (Powers and Privileges) Act 2017.

“Whereas testifying earlier than the Home, on the adoption of digital transmission of outcomes from the models, Ubale Maska claimed that the 2018 Technical Report of the NCC confirmed that solely about “50 per cent of the polling models had 3G whereas 49 per cent had 2G community and beneath.” His solutions and physique language clearly betrayed his intense want to mislead the Home and the nation.

“He cleverly sought to depend on 2018 information in 2021, after they knew or should know that web penetration has superior considerably in Nigeria since 2018.

“Certainly a perusal of NCC Web site even at the moment exhibits that the Nigerian Nationwide Broadband Plan 2020-2025 (P .33) says that by September 2019, the “Unfold of 3G/LTE” had reached 74.2 per cent in Nigeria.

“The icing on the cake is the specific declaration by INEC by way of Festus Okoye, their spokesman that INEC has the capability to transmit election outcomes from any a part of the nation, irrespective of the terrain has put the ultimate nail on the coffin of the purveyors of the fallacy that it can’t be achieved. Digital Transmission has lately been deployed by INEC in Edo, Ondo, Borno, Kaduna elections and many others.

“For a witness to be sworn beneath Part 5 of the Legislative Home (Powers and Privileges) Act 2017, then proceed to lie beneath oath and provides false proof to the Home is an offence beneath Part 7 of the identical Act.

“We name on the prosecuting authorities to right away arrest the officers of the NCC, beneath Prof Danbatta and all those that procured Ubale Maska and different officers to lie beneath oath to be criminally investigated and had been discovered culpable, be delivered to justice by standing prison trial.” 

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