INEC Speaks On Servers For Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it is yet to take a final decision on the use of servers in conducting the gubernatorial polls in Kogi and Bayelsa states.
The national electoral umpire disclosed it is still weighing all necessary factors and variables to be able to take a final decision on the electronic transmission of results for the scheduled governorship elections in the states.
Naija News recalls INEC had set November 16 for the conduct of Guber polls in the two states.
Speaking in an interview on Monday, the INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, said: “No decision (has been taken) in that regard by the commission. I believe it (INEC leadership) will meet in due course to consider it (experimentation about the electronic transmission of results).
“It (the commission) will take into consideration all necessary factors, including the law and regulations governing the elections, as well as logistics, technical and financial considerations.”
Recall the issue of server and electronic transmission of results is one of the major points Atiku Abubakar, 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party is holding onto in challenging the election victory of President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress.
Atiku is claiming the results monitored by his team on the server shows that he defeated Buhari at the polls, contrary to results declared by INEC.
INEC is, however, maintaining it didn’t transmit 2019 election results electronically as been claimed by Atiku and his team.
The matter is currently before the presidential election petition tribunal.