The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has expressed its readiness to adopt electronic transmission of election results whenever it gets legal backing.
The electoral umpire Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this in a 25-page “Position Paper No. 1 of 2021” released, yesterday, in Abuja.
He said Nigeria has adequate Information Communication Technology, ICT, infrastructure for e-transmission.
The statement reads: “The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC believes that it has developed adequate structures and processes to successfully transmit election results electronically. Electronic transmission of results will improve the quality of election result management and that our engagement with stakeholders shows that the Nigerian public supports it. The technology and national infrastructure to support this are adequate. Consequently, if the choice was up to INEC, the Commission prefers to transmit election results electronically once the necessary legal framework is provided. This Position Paper will, among other things, try to elaborate on the reasons the transmission of election results electronically is both desirable and doable”,