Adamu: INEC Must Assure Us It’s 100 Percent Ready to Transmit Results Electronically

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu,has stated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should guarantee the nation that it was 100 p.c prepared to transmit 2023 elections outcomes electronically.

Adamu said this yesterday, when he performed host to the Commonwealth delegation on the occasion secretariat in Abuja, the place he expressed fear over the usage of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for the 2023 elections.

He famous that the promise of transmission of election ends in actual time may not even be potential, particularly, in distant villages, the place there are not any community.

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According to him, “First, I used to be privileged to function a senator. Our concern is how prepared are we to deploy a few of these applied sciences as regards transmission, as a result of we’re taking a serious step in transmitting election ends in actual time.

“To transmit outcomes, each a part of the nation Nigeria I’m undecided that the community covers it. I do know that even in components of Abuja, there isn’t a community and we’ve got from now until February,when in substantial components of the nation there isn’t a electrical energy.

“INEC must assure us 100 percent that as and when due in transmitting results, they are ready, because they spoke about recharging batteries but we had in previous elections, when it says it can’t recharge.”

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Earlier, chief of the delegation and Political Adviser, Commonwealth Secretariat, Lindiwe Maleleka, stated they have been on a pre-election evaluation mission to meet with all main stakeholders concerned within the election.

Maleleka stated the delegation had interacted with civil society organisations, political events, senior authorities officers and media representatives.

His phrases: “It is a chance to perceive the preparation for the election no matter what standing. Based on these views, we are going to submit a report to the Commonwealth Secretary General, who will then resolve to deploy observers for the election on behalf of the Commonwealth secretariat. This is why we’re right here to work together with you, faucet your perspective and the preparation for the election.

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“We note the reforms that have been introduced in the lead up to this election: the Electoral Act, 2022, the new technologies, which were introduced and I believe were tested in the Osun and Ekiti elections. We want to get your views about the new reforms in the build-up to the next general election, because we are aware it will be rolled out for the election in February.”

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