The All Progressives Congress presidential marketing campaign committee (PCC) claims that INEC isn’t required by regulation to offer digital transmission of election outcomes.
Within the nationwide collation heart in Abuja, the transmission of outcomes was a key level of rivalry within the recount of the presidential election.
The Labour Get together and the Peoples Democratic Get together each claimed that election outcomes have been compromised as a result of INEC’s failure to ship knowledge from polling items.
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The PCC’s media adviser, Dele Alake, launched a press release on Friday agreeing with INEC’s stance that it’s as much as the electoral fee to resolve when and learn how to launch the outcomes of the vote.
In keeping with him, the transmission of outcomes isn’t mandated underneath the Election Act of 2022.
“The grievance over the digital transmission of election outcomes isn’t supported by regulation,” he stated.
“Part 38 of the Electoral Act 2022 relied upon by the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) and the Labour Get together (LP) to problem the results of the Feb. 25 presidential election has nothing to do with transmission of election outcomes.
“Part 60, sub-section 2 of the Act offers with transmission of outcomes and it’s on the discretion of INEC. The Act doesn’t include any necessary provision relating to the transmission of outcomes.
“In any case, the method of transmitting outcomes from polling items, whether or not real-time, two days later or at any time, can not in any method change the outcomes which have been introduced.”
He described the choice of the opposition events to strategy the court docket over the election outcomes as a welcome improvement.