The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has critiqued the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Assembly (NASS) over their opposition to the electronic transmission of election results.
This came in the wake of a claim by the NCC that the e-transmission was impossible due to poor network coverage across the country.
Nick Dazung, INEC Director of Publicity and Voter Education, made this stance known on Friday during a guest appearance on African Independent Television (AIT) breakfast programme ‘Kakaaki’.
Dazung faulted a claim by the NCC official who appeared before the house.
The INEC Director further expressed the disappointment of the Commission at the stance of NCC considering it already has the capacity to transmit election electronically since 2018.
“In January 2018, INEC approached NCC that it wants a technological-driven Commission and both have been working closely to deliver free, fair and credible elections in our country for the benefit of our citizens.
“They are also aware that two network providers- MTN and Airtel have assisted JAMB conduct their examinations across Nigeria. So INEC is still wondering why NCC has suddenly made a U-turn that there is not enough network coverage in every part of Nigeria,” he said.