2019 Presidential Election: INEC disclose how election results can be transmitted electronically in Nigeria

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has revealed the only way election results can be transmitted electronically in the country.

Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, who is INEC’s Director of Publicity, said that there might be a theoretical transmission of election results electronically.

He made this known during a Programme, on Channel’s Television, Politics Today, Mr. Osaze-Uzzi said Nigerian law does not support the theoretical transmission of election results.

He also insisted that the electronic transmission of results was not immune to manipulated as it can also be manipulated by those whose aim is to undermine results.

The INEC spokesperson stressed that the most important part of election process was the actual voting and direction of result.

According to him, “Theoretically, in our elections, you can transmit the results electronically. But the law in Nigeria does not allow for that.

“If Nigerians want that to happen, then you can do that. But that does not mean it will not be susceptible to manipulation by people who are interested in manipulating the process.

“That is the building for the very foundation. If that is not right, others are not right. Even if INEC gets the collation wrong which it should not, there is a process by which, for example it is challenged, it goes back to the commission.” he stated.

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