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INEC states position on electronic transmission of election results in Nigeria




The Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) has insisted it has the capability to transmit election outcomes electronically from distant areas throughout Nigeria.

DAILY POST remembers on Thursday that the Home of Representatives was thrown into confusion as members debated part 52(2) of the electoral modification act invoice, which offers with digital transmission.

The PDP representatives walked out of a session on Friday after Ahmed Wase, the presiding officer and Deputy Speaker, claimed that part 52(2) had been carried.

However Adeleke Adewolu, an Government Commissioner on the Nigerian Communications Fee, NCC, informed lawmakers on the Home of Representatives on Friday that solely 50 per cent of Nigeria has the 3G protection required for transmission.

Nonetheless, talking on Channels Tv breakfast present on Saturday, Mr Festus Okoye, INEC’s Nationwide Chairman and Commissioner for Info and Voter Schooling, mentioned the Fee’s place was clear.

Okoye mentioned, “We’ve got uploaded outcomes from very distant areas, even from areas the place it’s a must to use human carriers to entry.

“So, we’ve made our personal place very clear, that we now have the capability and we’ve the desire to deepen the usage of know-how within the electoral course of.

“However our powers are given by the structure and the regulation, and we’ll proceed to stay throughout the ambit and confines of the facility granted to the fee by the structure and the regulation.”

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