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NCC state reason it is impossible to transmit electronic results

NCC states reason it is impossible to transmit electronic results

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has given the reason it is impossible for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to transmit electronic results across all polling units.

Executive Commissioner, Technical Services, Ubale Ahmed Maska said this when he appeared at the House of Representatives today.

In his word, election results can only be transmitted in areas that have 3G network.

When asked about possibility of hacking the network, he said there is no network that is 100 percent secured.

The four man team suggested that the House should invite Nigerian Communication Satellite (NIGCOMSAT)built in China 2004 to shed more light on Satellite coverage and whether it will be useful in the electronic transmission of election results.

When asked about the possibility of the network being hacked he said there is no network that is 100% secured.

He cited the example of the recent US election which was said to have been hacked.

Members of the NCC team, however, suggested that the House should invite NIGCOMSAT to shed light on Satellite coverage and whether it will be useful in the electronic transmission of election results.

However, the house went into another rowdy session as members disagreed on continuation of Clause 52.

Rep. Boma Goodhead (PDP, Rivers) started shouting after the Deputy Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu (PDP, Enugu) raised an objection.

He said the role of NCC, another body in a matter constitutionally allocated to INEC was the main bone of contention which has not been resolved.

However, the Deputy Speaker said there was no motion on the matter on Clause 52, hence his decision to consider it carried.

The Committee proceeding was later called to order and considerations continued.

The bill was eventually passed but the PDP caucus staged a walkout.

 

 

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