The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has created a digital result collation portal for the Imo North Senatorial District election scheduled to hold on October 31.
The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for the state, Prof. Francis Ezeonu made this known in an interview with newsmen in Owerri yesterday.
Ezeonu said the commission was ready for the election and that INEC had improved on its 2019 outing and would do better during the bye-election.
The REC who noted that the essence of introducing the portal is to provide first-hand information about the collation process and to improve transparency explained further that Nigerian politicians were desperate for public office because they have taken it to be a “lucrative” venture.
He, however, stressed that sanctions would be meted out accordingly to INEC officials and ad hoc staff who engage in acts capable of undermining the electoral process.
The REC also stated that the commission would begin to relate with candidates for the bye-election after shortlisting their names on September 17.