LASIEC Boss addressing journalist ahead of the Lagos State Local Government elections.
The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has said it may transmit the results of the local government election polls in the state electronically.
The Chairman of LASEIC, Ayotunde Philips, disclosed this during an interview on Politics Today, a Channels Television program, on Friday.
Philips said the commission has a “robust and user-friendly” website that might be used to upload election results.
The chairman said although they are experiencing some technical challenges with the website as of Friday afternoon, she was hopeful it would be resolved and will be used in transmitting election results.
“We are still battling the uploading aspect of our website, which is giving us a problem but I’m sure with the use of the cloud that we’ve paid for because of the card readers, something will be done, and they will be able to access whatever results are able to be stored on the cloud tomorrow.
“Apart from the website, all the results will go into a cloud and we have paid for use of that cloud for one year. I’m sure we will find a way of allowing access to that information, our technicians will just have to work on it.
“We are working on it, and we are going to work on it all night, and we hope by tomorrow everything will be alright.” Mrs. Philips said.
It will be recalled that Nigerians have called for the inclusion of electronic transmission of election result to enhance transparency and trust in the electoral process.
Although electronic transmission of election results is yet to be approved by the National Assembly, provisions are in place to include it in the Electoral Amendment Bill.
The issue of electronic transmission of results recently divided Nigerian lawmakers.