Elections: Why We Can’t Guarantee 100% e- Results Transmission- NCC 

We Can't Guarantee 100 Percent Safety – NCC | Republican Nigeria

Yemisi Izuora

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has cited reasons why it will not guarantee a 100% electronic results transmission.

First the NCC explained that election results can only be transmitted by a 3G network, but that 50 per cent of the country has 3G coverage.

Secondly, the Commission that no system is completely free from hackers and as a result such mandate would be difficult to achieve.

These were the submissions of the Executive Commissioner of the NCC, Adeleke Adewolu, during a session at the House of Representatives on Friday.

Adewolu, explained that for areas without such coverage, poll results can be recorded and thereafter uploaded in places where there is a network, but that this cannot be compared with the real-time upload.

He stated these following concerns over the electronic transmission of results adding that no system can guarantee a 100 per cent shield from hacking.

The lawmakers had a rowdy session as debates over the inclusion of electronic transmission of results in the Electoral Act Amendment which took centre stage in the chambers on Thursday in Abuja.

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