The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has developed a technology that will enable it transmit election results electronically direct from polling units to its states’ headquarters.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ebonyi, Prof. Godswill Obioma, disclosed this at a meeting with faith-based organizations on Tuesday, in Abakaliki.
According to him, the new technology is part of efforts by the commission to eliminate rigging, electoral frauds and other irregularities and to ensure the enthronement of credibility and transparency in the electoral process.
“We have undertaken stakeholders’ town hall meetings in all the 13 local government areas of the state where we met with the people in their localities and sensitise them to the continuous voter registration.
“We followed the town hall meetings with the stakeholders’ village square meetings in the wards across the local government areas.
“We listened to their views on how we can do better in our programmes to achieve greater penetration in the society,” he said.
No fewer than 50 representatives of faith-based organisations, including Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs attended the meeting.