2023: Jega calls for electronic transmission of results

2023: Jega calls for electronic transmission of results

  • Professor Attahiru Jega, has called for the electronic transmission of election results in the next general elections
  • According to the former INEC boss, some selfish politicians have undermined the country's electoral integrity
  • Going further, Professor Jega also expressed worries over citizens’ lack of trust in the electoral process

Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has called for the electronic transmission of election results in the country.

He made the call on Friday during a national political summit in Abuja, ahead of the general elections in 2023.

Jega says there should be electronic transmission of results
Prof Jega calls for electronic transmission of results. Photo: Attaihiru Jega
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“Transmission of election results has been one of the key areas in which reckless, unpatriotic, and self-serving politicians have undermined the integrity of the Nigerian electoral process,” Jega said.

“Bringing remarkable integrity to the Nigerian electoral process, therefore, would no doubt require the jettisoning of the traditional obtuse manual transmission of results, and its replacement with using appropriate technology with electronic transmission of results.”

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Professor Jega also expressed worries over citizens’ lack of trust in the electoral process and the poor performances by those elected through the process.

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Yiaga Africa has urged the National Assembly to set up a conference committee to harmonise different versions of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill passed by the Senate and House of Representatives.

Director of Programmes, Yiaga Africa, Cynthia Mbamalu, made the call while speaking to journalists on the sidelines of a ‘Stakeholders’ Reflection Roundtable on Electoral Reform’ held in Abuja on Friday, September 17.

Mbamalu called on President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the bill when submitted to him, saying that the country needs an electoral law that can be tried at least in the next election and during off-cycle elections before the general elections.

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Yiaga working towards the successful conduct of Anambra election

In a related development, Yiaga Africa recently commenced its observation of the pre-election environment in Anambra state ahead of the Saturday, November 6 governorship election.

Through its Watching The Vote, citizens’ election observation project, Yiaga Africa is tracking and reporting pre-election activities for immediate response by stakeholders.

Through the pre-election observation, Yiaga Africa will track the efficacy of the role of major election stakeholders, early warning signs, and any form of incidents that can hinder the successful conduct of the elections.

Source: Legit

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