In what can only be described as a miracle, a resident electoral commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is claiming the commission has the capacity to transmit election results electronically direct from polling units to states’ headquarters.
Prof. Godswill Obioma, told a meeting of religious leaders in Abakaliki:”INEC is strengthening the process of transmitting election results electronically direct from polling booths to INEC Headquarters.
“We hope that the latest technological innovation will be perfected and deployed in the 2019 general elections.
“The new strategy will discourage politicians from ballot box snatching, stuffing of ballot boxes and indulgence in other forms of electoral irregularities.
“The commission will do everything to ensure that votes count in 2019 and that those who will emerge will emerge through popular votes.
“We have only one message and the message is that you come out and register and ensure that you collect your PVC to qualify you to exercise your franchise.”
“This meeting is aimed at jointly charting strategic paths for a credible 2019 elections and to see in what best ways we can partner with the organizations to reach out to their members.”