INEC unveils electronic collation and results transmission system ahead of 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission has unveiled an electronic collation and results transmission system with a view to eliminating manual collation which the commission says enables malpractices.

INEC’s Director of Information and Communication Technology, Chidi Nwafor, who disclosed the development during a media parley highlighted the weakness of current collation system which involves manual transmission of results sheets from one stage to the next to the point of final collation where malpractices are perpetrated.

He said it was barely possible to “rig” at polling units where everybody participates in the process of counting of ballot papers and recording of scores.

On his part, chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu said the commission had been meeting with security, intelligence and military agencies to improve security of elections in Nigeria.

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