The Presidential Marketing campaign Council (PCC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says there isn’t any legislation making it obligatory for INEC to transmit electoral outcomes electronically.
Mr Dele Alake, Particular Adviser on Media and Communications on the PCC, made the declaration in Abuja on Friday when he spoke at a information convention.
Alake stated the transmission of election outcomes was on the discretion of INEC, in response to Part 60, sub-section 2 of the Electoral Act.
In accordance with him, the Electoral Act 2022 doesn’t comprise any obligatory provision relating to the transmission of outcomes.
He stated, “The grievance over the digital transmission of election outcomes is just not supported by legislation.
“Part 38 of the Electoral Act 2022 relied upon by the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) and the Labour Social gathering (LP) to problem the results of the Feb. 25 presidential election has nothing to do with the transmission of election outcomes.
“Part 60, sub-section 2 of the Act offers with the transmission of outcomes and it’s on the discretion of INEC. The Act doesn’t comprise any obligatory provision relating to the transmission of outcomes.
“In any case, the method of transmitting outcomes from polling models, whether or not real-time, two days later or at any time, can not in any manner change the outcomes which have been introduced,’’ Alake confused.
He added that what was necessary was the counting of votes within the presence of occasion brokers and the listening to of voters.
Alake stated it was absurd to insinuate that point variation in importing outcomes would trigger a change within the figures.
“In any case, the method of transmitting outcomes from polling models, whether or not real-time, two days later or at any time, can not in any manner change the outcomes which have been introduced,’’ he stated.
He added that the information convention was to reply to each the candidates of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the LP, Mr Peter Obi, following their latest statements as regards the election outcomes.
He described the efforts by the PDP, the LP and the NNPP to method the courtroom over the election outcomes as a welcome improvement.
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