The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has promised that results of the Kogi State November 11 governorship election will be transmitted electronically directly from polling units to its server.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the State, Professor Gabriel Longpet, said today, August 29, at a two-day media roundtable Engagement on the Kogi election, Organized by the Independent Press Center (IPC) in Abuja that the electronic transmission of the results will help to eliminate rigging.
He said that it would also curtail electoral fraud and other irregularities for the enthronement of credibility and transparency in the electoral process.
“Of course, we will be transmitting the Kogi election electronically. A lot of infractions do happen between the polling units and the collation centres; the transmission of the results through electronic methods will definitely prevent such issues of infractions from occurring.
“By the electoral acts, any results figures on form EC8A that appeared mutilated cannot be allowed. If results are transmitted electronically to the IREV, there will be no need for results to be hijacked in the first place, mutilated or changed.”