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Electronic Transmission Of Results Will Reduce Electoral Fraud, Says Wike


Streams State Governor, Nyesom Wike on Tuesday said the electronic transmission of results whenever embraced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), will lessen electing extortion.

Talking during a meeting in Port Harcourt, the state capital, Wike lauded the National Assembly for enabling INEC to decide the method of transmission of results.

While portraying the parliament’s move as a welcome turn of events, he said the interaction would be a confidence in the country’s discretionary framework that would likewise lessen political decision prosecutions.

He anyway encouraged the National Assembly not to not to choose for ideological groups, the technique to be taken on in the lead of their essential political race as been suggested in certain provisions in the Electoral Act Repeal and Re-Enactment bill.

“Since the outcome will be communicated electronically, no chance for apparatus,” he said. “Just the people who backing fixing are against results to be communicated electronically.

“On the off chance that any lawmaker accepts that the person in question has done well for individuals, you will realize that that legislator won’t be apprehensive and will say ‘however you need to send the outcome, I am free for it yet I need it to be straightforward.

“I need individuals to believe in the appointive framework to help INEC with the goal that no one goes to assault INEC authorities.”

As indicated by him, gatherings could take on a methodology in choosing who addresses them at different levels and not for the National Assembly to say whether it is immediate or circuitous essential.

While taking note of that Nigeria rehearses majority rules system, the lead representative said the method of essential ought to be at the carefulness of ideological groups.

The National Assembly choice followed the inversion of the Senate’s previous choice that INEC might think about the electronic transmission of results “gave public [network] inclusion is declared to be satisfactory and secure” by the Nigerian Communications Commission and supported by the National Assembly.

Under another change of Clause 52 (2) of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, the Senate settled that “casting a ballot at a political decision and transmission of results under this Bill will be as per the technique controlled by the Commission, which might incorporate electronic democratic”.

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