Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has stated that the nation cannot go for electronic transmission of election results with only 43 per cent internet coverage.
He said the 9th Senate is fully in support of electronic voting and electronic transmission of results.
He, however, argued that the nation could not go into it following the current percentage of internet coverage, until the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) can ascertain otherwise.
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Omo-Agege said this while answering questions from journalists after delivering a keynote address titled, “Nigeria’s Democratic Experience Since 1999: The Imperative of Reforming The Electoral Process” during the 16th convocation ceremony of Benson Idahosa University, Benin.“The 9th Senate is fully in support of electronic voting and transmission of results. If we adopt electronic transmission for the 43 per cent, what happens to the rest 57 per cent?”
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“The country has to wait for the approval of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to adopt electronic transmission of the result.”
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