The major opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to use electronic transmission for results from polling units in the 2023 general elections.
The statement was made via a statement on Tuesday by spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan
Acccording to him, the electoral body would have no excuse not to use the electronic direct transmission of results in the 2023 general elections and other coming polls.
PDP said that INEC has shown readinesso conduct online (electronic) registration of voters for future elections in the country.
It added that since INEC is now in the position to deploy technology to conduct online registration of voters, the commission can also deploy electronic transmission of results directly from the polling unit to its central server.
The statement reads: “Our party calls the attention of the commission to the fact that it no longer has any excuse not to employ the direct transmission of results from polling units, which will ensure credible elections by eliminating manipulations, alterations, switching and disappearance of election results during manual collation processes.
“The PDP insists that if INEC can use the electronic platform for registration of voters it could as well deploys the same technology for electronic transmission of results in future elections including the 2023 general elections.
“Our party however urges INEC to ensure that the online registration of voters is credible, transparent and not open to the manipulations of desperate politicians, particularly in the All Progressives Congress (APC)”.
PDP accused the APC-led administration as well as the APC leadership in the National Assembly of using every available means to frustrate the electronic transmission of results
“We therefore urge Nigerians to intensify their efforts in the collective quest to rescue our country from misrule by adding their voices to the demand by our party for electronic transmission of results in future elections and particularly, the 2023 general elections”, the party said.