We only experimented with server but not for 2019 elections, says INEC

YEMIE FASH

News Sports Opinion Politics Technology

News

We only experimented with server but not for 2019 elections, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday said that results of the 2019 general elections were not transmitted electronically to its server, stressing that the Commission only experimented the technology during some staggered elections held in 2018.

The Commission said that the clarification was necessary because of rising controversies on the transmission of 2019 Presidential Election results from states to the INEC server.

Speaking during the Post Election Retreat organised by the Commission for its staff and ad hoc staff engaged for the last general elections in Osun State, INEC National Commissioner, Solomon Soyebi, explained that many factors forced the Commission to drop the idea of electronic transmission of the results to a central server.

Soyebi added that INEC experimented with electronic transmission of results during Anambra, Sokoto and Osun elections held before 2019 elections but the Commission did not sustain the use of the technology during the 2019 general elections.

He maintained that the late release of INEC’S budget for the 2019 elections and controversies over the Electoral Act, among others reasons, forced the Commission to jettison the idea of using the technology to transmit results to the central server.

“We piloted the use of transmission of election results electronically in Sokoto, in Anambra, even in Osun. What happened was that we were trying to pilot to see the desirability of such technology in our electoral process.

“First, our budget came out very late, there was also issue (with) the Electoral Act. For these and some other reasons, the Commission did not adopt that option. 2019 elections were conducted according to Law.

“We used the Constitution of the Federal Republic, we used the Electoral Act and our guidelines for 2019 elections. If you look at the three instruments carefully, the issue of server was not highlighted.

“Once in a while, you will see an experiment going on but we have to pilot it before we will deploy wholesale for election. We did not use it because of circumstances beyond the control of the Commission,” Soyebi said.

In his opening remarks, Resident Electoral Commissioner for Osun, Mr Segun Agbaje, said that the 2019 elections were largely successful despite daunting challenges that characterised its conduct.

He, however, lamented the ”do-or-die” attitude of some politicians which involved different illicit practices, including use of thugs to win an election at all cost. He added that the Commission in collaboration with security agents in the state drastically reduced the phenomenon during the general elections.

Comments (14)

  1. 607581 642664Some really good stuff on this internet site , I enjoy it. 946093

  2. 282317 112929How much of an significant content, maintain on penning significant other 577173

  3. 631953 157017An attention-grabbing discussion is worth comment. I believe that you really should write a lot more on this matter, it wont be a taboo topic even so generally persons are not sufficient to talk on such topics. Towards the next. Cheers 9512

  4. 142545 983177hi was just seeing should you minded a comment. i like your website and the thme you picked is awesome. I is going to be back. 733932

  5. 226227 175485If your real pals know you as your nickname, use that nickname as your initial name online. When you very first friend someone, focus on making a personal comment that weaves connection. 651501

  6. 35702 998154Thanks for helping out, exceptional information. 495207

  7. 223903 167201Some truly marvellous function on behalf of the owner of this internet internet site , perfectly great content material . 829940

  8. 292931 386384Would enjoy to always get updated great web site ! . 494382

  9. 786999 408602This internet site is my inhalation, truly wonderful layout and Perfect written content material. 15917

  10. 768288 270864This design is steller! You most surely know how to maintain a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (nicely, almostHaHa!) Great job. I genuinely loved what you had to say, and a lot more than that, how you presented it. Too cool! 940120

  11. 211734 684329Ill create a hyperlink towards the internet page about my individual weblog. 22492

  12. 77573 714862Hi. Cool post. Theres an issue together with your web site in chrome, and you might want to test this The browser may be the marketplace chief and a great element of folks will omit your exceptional writing because of this issue. 769397

  13. 318423 182143I ran into this page accidentally, surprisingly, this is an excellent web site. The website owner has done a great job writing/collecting articles to post, the info here is actually insightful. You just secured yourself a guarenteed reader. 539217

  14. 297258 882101Its amazing as your other articles : D, appreciate it for putting up. 267406

Comments are closed.