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, in Ebonyi state, Godswill Obioma, announced 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.
Obioma 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 explained that the meeting was part of conscious efforts by INEC to build strategic partnership and alliance that would be harnessed to mobilize the electorate.