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INEC to announce 2019 election results electronically
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INEC to announce 2019 election results electronically

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The Independent National Electoral Commission said apart from giving physical copies of results of the 2019 elections to party agents, it will also be announcing the results electronically.

INEC, therefore, called on telecoms service providers to assist the commission.

The Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said this when he visited the Executive Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, in Abuja.

He said the same mechanism would be used in the Ekiti and Osun governorship elections in July and September.

Yakubu appealed to the NCC as the regulator to facilitate a meeting between INEC and the telecommunications operators with the aim of assisting the electoral body in the conduct of the election.

The electoral umpire recently announced dates for 2019 general elections.

In a statement posted on its website Thursday, the electoral commission said it was making the announcements well ahead “in order to ensure certainty in our dates for elections, and to allow for proper planning by the Commission, political parties, security agencies, candidates and all stakeholders”.

“To that extent, the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections will hold on Saturday, 16th February 2019, while the Governorship/State Assembly/Federal Capital Territory Area Council Elections will hold on Saturday 2nd March 2019.”

The commission also announced that 23 of its electoral officers being prosecuted for various electoral offences will be placed on half salary and will not report for duty pending the determination of their respective cases by the court.

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