Nationwide E-Transmission Of Election Results Possible, INEC Counters NASS: The Independent National Electoral Commission, the Nigerian Communications Commission, and telecommunication operators said, the  Nationwide E-Transmission Of Election Results is 100% possible, countering the stands of the National Assembly

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Last week, the National Assemble outrightly reject the Nationwide E-Transmission of Election Results, citing fear or poor network service and out factors that may impair the process of Nationwide E-Transmission Of Election Results


Mr. Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee made an explicit revelation of the safety and possibility of the Nationwide E-Transmission of Election Results

 “INEC has the capacity to transmit election results from the polling units to the Registration Area Collation Centres to the Local Government Collation Centres, the various state, federal and senatorial district collation centers, and the state and national collation centers”- Mr. Festus Okoye Explains

“The Joint Technical Committee constituted by the commission and the Nigerian Communications Commission and made of telecommunication operators met on March 9, 2018, and the consensus was that the requirements for the electronic transfer of results proposed by INEC are practicable. The meeting, therefore, agreed that the solution that INEC wants to deploy is possible”- Mr. Festus Okoye added

“We have the assurance of the service providers that they have provided similar technological solutions to other agencies and have the capacity to deploy technology to cover a few blind spots”


“The commission will continue to pilot different solutions bearing in mind that technology is dynamic and can limit human interference in the electoral process. The commission wants broad powers to deploy technology and is not in favor of a particular solution being written into the law”

“The commission is a creation of the constitution and the law and its powers are derived from the constitution. The constitution has also given the National Assembly the power to make laws but such powers must not be in conflict with and or at variance with the provisions of the constitution”

“We will continue to implement the provisions of the Electoral Act to the extent of its consistency with the constitution, as the constitution is the fundamental law of the land. The commission will continue to build integrity and trust in the electoral process.”- Mr Festus Okoye continued

“The commission has piloted and continues to pilot various electronic solutions that will improve the integrity of the electoral process. Presently, all the registered political parties upload the list and personal particulars of their nominated candidates electronically.”


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