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INEC Gets New Technology To Collate, Transmit Results

The Independent National Electoral Commission has its sight set on new technology designed for easier collation and transmission of results.

Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu says INEC is determined this time around to consolidate on its use of technology for election rather than experimenting.

Professor Yakubu who spoke with representatives of thirty political parties at a consultative session in Abuja said the commission will not experiment but consolidate technologically.

He said though the Permanent Voter Cards and the Smart Card Readers will remain, the commission will go a step higher to deploy technology for collation and transmission of results so that the processes between the conclusion of elections at the Polling Units, the counting and final tally at the Collation Centre will be speedy and more accurate and technology driven

INEC also plans to disallow fresh voters from taking part in court ordered governorship re-run polls in Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Abia States as well as seventy-nine other units across the country.

Reports have it that, only those who voted in the cancelled polls will participate in the re-run election.

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