The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has assured that their portal and server are secured for the electronic transmission of votes in the 2023 general elections.
The INEC Head of Information Communication Technology (ICT), Mr. Chukwuemeka Nnaji, disclosed this in an interactive media session organised by the management of the commission at the Anambra state headquarters of INEC.
He said the commission would store their information on the cloud with adequate security, having put into consideration, the activities of Internet hackers and other technical hitches that affect online business.
Also speaking, the INEC Administrative Secretary in Anambra state, Mr. Jude Okwuonu, explained that with electronic transmission of results, the Bimodal Voting and Accreditation System (BVAS), and other innovations introduced by the commission, it would be difficult to manipulate the election.
Okwuonu also disclosed that the electronic transfer of results and other innovations brought into the system by the Commission were preparing grounds for electronic voting and other considerations in future elections.
He further assured those who participated in the recently concluded continuous voters registration exercise that the commission would ensure they collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) before the 2023 general elections.
Other management staff of the commission equally used the occasion to enumerate other measures they put in place to ensure that the 2023 poll was transparent and hitch-free.