Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has lauded the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) for declaring that it has the capability to transmit consequence electronically.
Okowa made the commendation in Asaba on Monday whereas receiving the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Delta, Pastor Monday Udoh-Tom, and his administration crew.
The REC was on the Authorities Home on an advocacy go to to the governor on the continuing Steady Voter Registration (CVR).
He recommended INEC for its efforts at guaranteeing the credibility of the electoral course of and for its stance to transmit outcomes electronically.
The governor, nevertheless, deplored the Nationwide Meeting’s rejection of digital transmission of election outcomes.
In keeping with him, the votes of some members of chambers of the parliament towards digital transmission of election outcomes might be interpreted that there was a plan to rig elections.
He warned that rejection of digital transmission of election outcomes might deter the nation’s effort at attracting International Direct Investments.
“We should actually respect INEC as a result of every day, they’re pondering of the very best methods to maneuver our electoral system ahead in order that we are able to minimise all prospects of fraud.
“As soon as Nigerians belief our electoral course of, many Nigerians will come out to register and vote throughout elections.
”We have to change the narrative of many Nigerians that whether or not they vote or not, outcomes will nonetheless come out the way in which they need it,” he mentioned.
Okowa congratulated the INEC Chairman for popping out to insist that INEC had the capability to actually transmit election outcomes.
He mentioned that there was no purpose any Nigerian would need to vote for non-transmission of election outcomes.
“It’s not simply good for our financial system and our picture as a nation, as a result of till folks study to belief our electoral processes, it will likely be troublesome for folks to come back in and do enterprise with us,” he mentioned.
He added that it was “doable and potential” saying that each one of us noticed it with Edo State election.
Okowa mentioned that he believed that the processes and know-how being put in place would assist to make it work.
He mentioned that Nigerians ought to pray and plan for a free course of and higher enchancment with each election that comes, even earlier than the overall elections in 2023.
“The elections that can come earlier than 2023 can be a check of what we will be wanting ahead to in 2023 and I consider INEC will do its greatest.”