The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has promised to ensure that results from the upcoming Kogi State governorship election will be transmitted electronically directly from polling units to its server.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kogi, Prof. Gabriel Longpet, made the promise at a two-day media roundtable Engagement on the Kogi election Organized by the Independent Press Center in Abuja.
He said electronic transmission of the results will help to eliminate rigging, electoral fraud, and other irregularities and to ensure the enthronement of credibility and transparency in the electoral process.
Longpet said; “Of course, we will be transmitting the Kogi election electronically. A lot of infractions do happen between the polling units and the collation centre; 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.
“We have only one message and the message is that you come out to exercise your franchise.”