The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has confirmed the electronic transmission of this year’s presidential election results, as a pilot scheme not yet backed by law.
INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Kogi, Kwara and Nasarawa states, Mohammed Haruna, who represented the INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu, announced this in Abuja at the public presentation of the YIAGA Africa Watching The Vote “WTV” General Elections Observation Report of the 2019 elections.
Haruna said: “The key word is pilot. We were piloting and you have to take that into consideration. In fact, it is not a done deal. We were testing to see whether eventually we would use electronic transmission.
Speaking earlier while responding to a question, YIAGA Africa Programs Manager and WTV Project Director, Cynthia Mbamalu, said the organisation designed its checklist using INEC’s guidelines. She said the group observed that in Osun and Ekiti states, INEC piloted the electronics collation and transmission of results using the smart card reader and it succeeded.