The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Saturday, stated that it has the capacity to transmit election results electronically from all remote areas around the country, contrary to the claim by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, which said that only 43 percent of the country have internet network coverage, .
Recall, that the NCC was the reason the National Assembly technically ruled against the electronic transmission of election results in future elections, amid chaos.
The Senate constrained INEC to seek permission from the Nigerian Communications Commission and the National Assembly, before using electronic transmission of results in any part of the country, in future elections.
However, speaking on Channels Television’s Breakfast Show, on Saturday, the National Chairman and Commissioner for Information and Voter Education of INEC, Festus Okoye, stated that the Commission’s position is very clear on this.
His words: “We have uploaded results from very remote areas, even from areas where you have to use human carriers to access.
“So, we have made our own 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 will 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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