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The Senate has insisted that INEC be required to upload election results

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The Senate Committee on Electoral Matters has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to start posting election results online.

Senator Sharafadeen Alli, the committee’s chairman, told Channels TV on Tuesday that the law does not currently require INEC to publish results, but that the committee is trying to modify the law to make it mandatory.

The man spoke thusly:

That’s on our list of planned actions. Under the current law, it is not mandatory for INEC to upload results; that is what the court has said. It’s not required right now, but that’s about to change.

Alli told DailyTrust that the group advocated updating election technology and resolving all pre-election concerns in advance of the poll.

Elections and election petitions were studied. Regarding election petition legislation, we believe that all issues related to the election should be settled before the election.

We are also considering a scenario in which electoral challenges are resolved prior to the inauguration ceremony.

We’re holding these off-cycle elections because we’re debating authorizing the time frame within which election petitions must be filed and concluded to prevent anyone from being sworn in. If electoral petitions could have been resolved prior to the inauguration, this would not have been necessary.

“We are looking at the development of technology, an improvement on technology, because a lot of Nigerians were disappointed when the use of the IReV didn’t work, but going forward we will try to ensure INEC does something about that,” he said.

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