Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal has expressed that empowering the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to determine the electronic transmission of election results is unconstitutional.
This comes following the passing of the electoral act amendment bill after the contentious issue of the transmission of election results electronically was debated.
In a statement on Thursday, Tambuwal pointed out that the decision on electronic transmission of result must be left with INEC.
“The decision of the Senate to subject INECs constitutional power to conduct elections to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and National Assembly is patently unconstitutional,” the statement reads partly.
Tambuwal stated that if INEC determines that electronic transmission is not possible in any part of the country, it would, by regulations, determine the appropriate thing to do.
He, however, commended the house of representatives on its “wise” decision to call on INEC to address the country on its readiness to deploy electronic transmission technology for elections in 2023.