The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to perfect its technology and be ready for the electronic transmission of results in next year’s general elections.
The APC national chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu stated this yesterday at the APC national headquarters in Abuja, when he received a delegation of the Commonwealth on a pre-election assessment mission.
Adamu said, “Our concern is how ready are we to deploy some of these technologies as regards transmission because we are taking a major step in transmitting election results in real time.
“To transmit results, in every part of the nation Nigeria, I’m not sure that the network covers it. I know that even in parts of Abuja, there is no network and we have from now till February when in substantial parts of the country there is no electricity.
“INEC must assure us 100 per cent that as at when due in transmitting results they are ready,” Adamu said.
The APC national organising secretary, Ambassador Suleiman Argungu also tasked INEC to put its house in order, to surmount the twin challenges of paucity of electricity and intractable network connection, especially in border communities.
The leader of the Commonwealth Secretariat, Lindiwe Maleleka had sought to know the ruling party’s concerns in the build-up to the