The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has discounted the plausibility of transmitting the inevitable Kogi and Bayelsa governorship races results electronically.
This was revealed by the Chief Press Secretary to the administrator of INEC, Rotimi Oyekanmi, in a meeting with The Guardian in Abuja, yesterday. “The commission won’t transmit aftereffects of the forthcoming Kogi and Bayelsa governorship decisions electronically in light of the fact that the law as we have it today does not permit it,” Oyekanmi expressed. He said the Commission would utilize existing procedure of manual transmission of results.
The disclosure went ahead the impact points of the furious debate encompassing the presence of an INEC server, and the case by the restriction Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the consequences of 2019 general races were transmitted electronically.
INEC be that as it may, denied the case, saying it doesn’t have a server where results were transmitted.Though governorship surveys in the two states have been scheduled for November 16, 2019, Oyekanmi said coordinations had not been set up for the beginning of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise.He stated: “The Commission will meet and take a choice on the initiation date for the following round of the CVR work out, in Kogi and Bayelsa states, yet in addition the whole nation.
“As you might know, the vital hardware for the smooth remove from the CVR must be given and an arrangement must be made in the spending limit. In any case, PVCs can be gathered at the voter’s comfort even now and we support the individuals who have not gathered their PVCs to kindly do as such.”
On the financial limit of the Commission for the surveys, Oyekanmi said INEC couldn’t give a particular sum it would spend because of specific occasions that may happen during and after elections.He expressed that aside part of the arrangement that are genuinely sure, there could likewise be by-decisions at whenever.
“The courts can, truth be told, abrogate consequences of a race at whenever as well and request INEC to lead a re-run. It is consequently hard to evaluate precisely the amount INEC will spend on the totality of decisions in a single year,” he included. Oyekanmi further pointed that the Commission adapted a few exercises during the last governorship race held in Bayelsa in 2015 and the as of late closed 2019 general elections.He said however INEC had been holding arrangement of gatherings with different partners to audit the surveys, the commission would attract on past encounters to plan well for the imminent race.