Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has expressed that Nigeria is in trouble if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is barred from transmitting election results electronically.
He stated this while speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, on Wednesday.
Falana citing Section 52 of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill and the prohibition of the electronic transmission of election results, called on Nigerians to demand that the proper thing be done.
“By virtue of Section 52 of the Electoral Act amended in 2015, INEC is given unchallenged powers to device any process to guarantee that everybody is able to vote and so INEC is empowered to transmit results electronically,” he said.
“When you now put it in the law that INEC shall not transmit election results electronically, we are in trouble. I’m sure that Nigerians are going to continue to demand that proper thing is done in order to ensure that the process we are putting in place will guarantee fair and free election.”
He also kicked against plans to prevent to election results declared by INEC under duress, asking the citizens to call on the representatives in the National Assembly not to sabotage the electoral process.