- Governor Nyesom Wike has expressed deep satisfaction with the empowerment given to INEC to transmit election results electronically
- The governor said the electronic transmission of results is a laudable step and one that would put an end to electoral misconduct
- Wike stated further that it is a welcome development, noting that the process will eventually promote the nation’s electoral system
Port Harcourt, River- The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has said that the electronic transmission of results if adopted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), will reduce electoral fraud.
While describing the parliament’s move as a welcome development, he said the process would be a trust in the nation’s electoral system that would also reduce election litigations.
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“Now that the result will be transmitted electronically, no way for rigging.
“Only those who support rigging are against results to be transmitted electronically.
“If any politician believes that he or she has done well for the people, you will know that that politician will not be afraid and will say ‘whichever way you want to transmit the result, I am available for it but I want it to be transparent.
“I want people to have confidence in the electoral system to help INEC so that nobody goes to attack INEC officials.”
Former INEC chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, endorsed as Nigeria’s next president
In another report, the Jega Supporters Movement of Nigeria endorsed the former chairman of INEC, Prof Attahiru Jega, as the best candidate to serve as president in 2023.
The group in a statement in Kano state argued that Jega has the leadership qualities to move Nigeria forward.
The chairman of the support group, Ahamad Tijjani, pointed out that Jega’s achievements in the academic sector and as the chairman of INEC stands him out.