The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) has ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is at liberty to define the mode to transmit results of elections.
The tribunal decided in its judgement that by the relevant provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022, it is not compulsory for INEC to use electronic transmission.
The court ruled that INEC has the liberty of using manual mode for transmission of results.
“By the provision of Section 52 and Section 65 of the Electoral Act, INEC is at liberty to prescribe the manner in which results can be transmitted.
“INEC cannot be compelled to electronically transmit results,” the tribunal held.