Electronic transmission of results for the 2023 general election may no longer be feasible,we has gathered.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is preparing for the election on existing legal framework.
President Muhammadu Buhari has withheld assent to the Electoral Bill that made provision for e-transmission of the 2023 election results.
The existing legal framework, which the commission has fallen back on following the delay in assenting to the new Electoral Bill, has no provision for e-transmission of results.
He added: “The commission is preparing for the Ekiti and Osun governorship elections based on the existing law and the commission is preparing for the 2023 general election based on the existing law.
“The commission will continue to rely on and deploy on the basis of the existing law to deliver good elections that meet the expectations of the Nigerian people. A new Electoral Act or an Amended Electoral Act that builds on lessons learnt and makes adjustments on areas of weakness will strengthen the existing legal framework and plug a few loopholes in the system.”
According to him, “the credibility of any election is a function and combination of varied and variegated factors of which a clear, unambiguous and acceptable electoral legal framework is a part. Laws alone without its interaction and symbiotic action with other interwoven issues cannot guarantee the credibility of any election”.