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INEC acquires new technology to collate, transmit results

25 January 2016, 15:13

Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to acquire a new technology that would make the collation and transmission of election results easier, reports The Nation

Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmud Yakubu who disclosed this during the commission’s meeting with political parties, said the commission is determined to consolidate on its use of technology for election rather than experimenting.

Also read: INEC denies releasing voters' registers to state electoral body

He said the new technology will make the processes between the conclusion of elections at the polling units, the counting and final tally at the collation centre speedy and more accurate.

Yakubu also disclosed that the commission will not allow fresh voters from taking take part in court ordered governorship re-run polls in Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Abia States as well as 79 other units across the country.

He said the commission took the decision to prevent rigging or recourse to inducement of eligible voters to register. 

Read more at The Nation

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