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NEWS UPDATE: Okowa reacts as INEC states position on electronic transmission of election results in Nigeria

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for pronouncing that it has the capacity to transmit results electronically.

Okowa made the acclamation in Asaba on Monday while getting the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Delta, Pastor Monday Udoh-Tom, and his administration team.

The REC was at the Government House on a support visit to the lead representative on the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).

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He recognized INEC for its endeavors at guaranteeing the believability of the constituent cycle and for its position to communicate results electronically.

The lead representative, in any case, condemned the National Assembly’s dismissal of electronic transmission of political race results.

According to him, the votes of certain individuals from offices of the parliament against electronic transmission of political decision results could be deciphered that there was an arrangement to fix elections.

He cautioned that dismissal of electronic transmission of political decision results could dissuade the country’s work at drawing in Foreign Direct Investments.

“We should genuinely see the value in INEC in light of the fact that consistently, they are thinking about the most ideal approaches to push our electing framework ahead so we can limit all prospects of fraud.

“Once Nigerians trust our discretionary interaction, numerous Nigerians will come out to enlist and cast a ballot during elections.

“We need to change the account of numerous Nigerians that if they vote, results will in any case come out the manner in which they need it,” he said.

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Okowa complimented the INEC Chairman for coming out to demand that INEC had the ability to really send political decision results.

He said that there was no explanation any Nigerian would need to decide in favor of non-transmission of political decision results.

“It’s not only useful for our economy and our picture as a country, on the grounds that until individuals figure out how to confide in our appointive cycles, it will be hard for individuals to come in and work with us,” he said.

He added that it was “feasible and conceivable” saying that we all saw it with Edo State election.

Okowa said that he accepted that the cycles and innovation being set up would assist with making it work.

He said that Nigerians ought to implore and anticipate a free cycle and better improvement with each political decision that comes, even before the overall races in 2023.

“The races that will precede 2023 will be a trial of what we can be anticipating in 2023 and I trust INEC will do its best.”





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