2023 polls: INEC working with NCC to address network problems


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that it is working with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to resolve network hitches that may arise over uploading of results for the 2023 elections.
Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the disclosure on Friday at a one-day strategic interactive session with journalists in Lagos.
Yakubu said the commission will meet with the NCC on Tuesday to discuss mobile network issues that may affect transmission of results.
He assured that Nigerians have nothing to worry about regarding the effectiveness of result transmission during the 2023 elections using the BVAS.
He said, “INEC has identified blind spots (where there is poor or no network) and we are working to make sure there won’t be any problem.
“We are working with the NCC to make sure we transmit from blindspots. They are the network regulators and they will be very vital to that.
“We are making sure and working hard so that we transmit freely all around the country.”
Also in his remarks, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee,
Festus Okoye, urged the media to continue to assist the commission to fight misinformation.
Okoye said with 84 days to the general election, the spread of fake news and misinformation on the electoral process had become worrisome.
He said there is a need for the media to assist in tackling the menace of false information for a successful general election in 2023.


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