A senior official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Godswill Obioma has disclosed that the electoral body has developed a technology that would enable it to transmit election results electronically from polling units to its states’ headquarters.
Godswill, who is the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ebonyi stated 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.
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He reassured the electorate that their votes would count in the 2019 general elections and urged them to participate in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).
The REC also explained that the meeting was part of conscious efforts by INEC to build strategic partnership and alliance that would be harnessed to mobilise the electorate.
“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.
“It is also to mobilise those who are 18 years and above to come out and register and collect their PVCs,” he added.
He stated that making the electoral process more inclusive by getting more people involved in civic responsibilities would reduce political tension and those chosen in elections would be better accepted as representatives of the people.