INEC Counters NCC, Senate, Says, We have the Capacity For Electronic Transmission Of Election Results in Nigeria
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that it can electronically transmit election results from all parts of Nigeria.
The House of Representatives was thrown into disarray on Thursday when members debated section 52(2) of the electoral amendment act bill, which deals with electronic transmission.
On Friday, PDP members walked out of a session after presiding officer and Deputy Speaker Ahmed Wase announced that section 52(2) had been carried.
However, Adeleke Adewolu, an Executive Commissioner at the Nigerian Communications Commission, informed members in the House of Representatives on Friday that just half of Nigeria had the minimum 3G coverage for transmission.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Chairman and Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, said the Commission’s position was clear on Channels Television’s breakfast show on Saturday.
“ Okoye said, “We have uploaded results from very remote areas, even from areas where you have to use human carriers to access.
“So, we’ve made our position very clear, that we have the capacity and we have the will to deepen the use of technology in the electoral process.
“But our powers are given by the constitution and the law, and we’ll continue to remain within the ambit and confines of the power granted to the commission by the constitution and the law.”
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