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INEC: We’re working with NCC to address result transmission from poor network areas

INEC: We’re working with NCC to address result transmission from poor network areas
December 02
16:10 2022

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is working with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to resolve network issues that may arise over uploading of results for the 2023 elections.

Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said this on Friday at a one-day strategic interactive session with journalists in Lagos.

The INEC chairman’s statement follows concerns raised by Nigerians on the use of the bimodal voter accreditation system (BVAS) in areas with poor network.

Yakubu said the commission will meet with the NCC on Tuesday to discuss mobile network issues that may affect transmission of results.

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He added that Nigerians have nothing to worry about regarding the effectiveness of result transmission during the 2023 elections using the BVAS.

“INEC has identified blind spots (where there is poor or no network) and we are working to make sure there won’t be any problem,” NAN quoted him as saying.

“We are working with the NCC to make sure we transmit from blindspots. They are the network regulators and they will be very vital to that.

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“We are making sure and working hard so that we transmit freely all around the country.”

In his remarks, Festus Okoye, INEC national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee, appealed to the media to continue to assist the commission to fight misinformation.

Okoye said with 84 days to the general election, the spread of fake news and misinformation on the electoral process had become worrisome l.

He said there is a need for the media to assist in tackling the menace of false information for a successful general election in 2023.

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