The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire has disclosed that the theoretical transmission of electoral results is possible.
Eye9ja understands that the electoral body stated this while speaking on the conditions under which election results in Nigeria can be transmitted electronically.
INEC’s Director of Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi was quoted to have made the revelation but went ahead to note that the current laws guiding elections in the country does not permit the electronic transmission of results.
He made the submissions when he appeared on Channel’s Television programme, Politics Today, adding that the electronic transmission of results does not make such result immune to manipulation.
In his words, he said: “Theoretically, in our elections, you can transmit the results electronically. But the law in Nigeria does not allow for that.
“If Nigerians want that to happen, then you can do that. But that does not mean it will not be susceptible to manipulation by people who are interested in manipulating the process.
“That is the building for the very foundation. If that is not right, others are not right. Even if INEC gets the collation wrong which it should not, there is a process by which, for example it is challenged, it goes back to the commission.”