INEC: Nigerian media to start projecting election results soon
The Independent National Electoral Commission has expressed its commitment to deploy more technology and innovation to further enhance the transparency of the electoral process.
INEC said the use of its public viewing portal during the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States eradicated possible electoral fraud as Nigerians saw the results of each polling unit online almost immediately after casting their ballots.
INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom, Mike Igini, made this known Wednesday while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme monitored by The PUNCH.
He said with the deployment of the INEC results portal, the Nigerian media will soon start projecting election results like their counterparts in the United States.
The PUNCH reported that most western media projected the victory of Democrat challenger Joe Biden over incumbent President Donald Trump in this year’s US election.
Speaking Wednesday, Igini said the media has a role to play in election transparency and the INEC results portal will make it possible for the media to be fully involved in the monitoring and declaration of election results.
He said, “I can confirm that INEC has made tremendous progress. The INEC of today is no longer the INEC of before because since 2011, the kind of elections that we have conducted had a remarkable departure from where we used to be even though we are not where we are supposed to be. Punch