By Henry Umoru
ABUJA— SENATE President, Dr Bukola Saraki, yesterday, said one major things the country and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, must get right before the 2019 general election, was what he described as the big issue of transmission of results during elections.
Speaking in Abuja when he received a delegation of Safran IS, an international biometric and identity management company, Saraki said Nigeria, as a nation, must ensure that as soon as results are announced at polling units, every other person should be able to receive the results across board.
He reiterated his support for the amendment of the Electoral Act, saying the recent amendments to the electoral law would strengthen the nation’s electoral process and make it conform with international best practices.
According to the Senate President, when the passed bill is assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari, the amendments would go a long way to help eliminate rigging, violence and other malpractices associated with the voting process.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Ms Jessica Meeteren, explained that based on its experiences and successes in similar jobs in other countries, Safran IS possesses the required technology and technical know-how to provide Nigeria with the solutions.