Thursday, 27 April 2017

INEC ready for transparent, credible elections in 2019’

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)‎ on Thursday said with the introduction of modern technologies, it is ready to conduct more transparent and credible elections in 2019.

Speaking at the official flag off of the Continuous Voter Register in Wamakko, Sokoto State, the National Commissioner ‎in-charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States, Hajiya Amina Zakari, said the commission has improved its transparency drive by introducing e-collation and transmission of results as well other processes.

She said, “We want to build and strengthen the confidence of electorates in the commission’s activities towards ‎enfranchising eligible voters and the nation’s democracy.

“We have networked our activities via Internet facilities provided to ease and project more acceptable data and results.”

Zakari noted that registered voters are the bedrock of a credible election and electoral processes.

The INEC official said the CVR has been designed to update and validate voters’ register in accordance with the existing laws as contained in Article 10 of the Electoral Act.

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