INEC meets National Communication Commission to review report on 2019 election

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) have met to review the outcome of the report of the joint committee set up early in the year on electronic transmission and collation of elections results.

Executive Vice-Chairman, NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta after the meeting with the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, yesyerday, described the forum “as a huge step toward entrenching free, fair and credible elections in the country’’.

He said the joint committee set up seven months ago by the two agencies had worked hard to produce a document on the basis of which elections could be conducted in a manner conducive, credible and transparent.

In January, NCC and INEC, in a deal acclaimed to “have the potential of playing a major role in the outcome of future elections in the country reached an agreement on the electronic transmission of results in the 2019 general elections’’.

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