“The Commission will continue to endeavour to find ways to accelerate the [result] process in ways that will still maintain the integrity of the process,” notes a statement signed by the National Electoral Commissioner of NEC. The statement continues: “NEC [understands] the impatience to receive definite results. We want to reassure one and all that we will do our best to provide the final certified results as quickly as possible.”
But it is also important, the statement continues, “to remind everyone that the process will take some time.”
“The process of retrieval of results is slow, but we are advancing at good speed,” the release states.
However, because they want to maintain the integrity of the process, the statement notes, “we need to maintain the checks and balances to be completely sure that the official results reflect in its entirety the will of the electorate.”
The release emphasizes that the pace at which the result would be processed will be picking up.
“Everyday we will bring you cumulative results, until the day when we can present 100% of the results,” assures the release.
According to the release, the NEC commissioner appeals to all stakeholders, political parties, national and international observer groups, to present to the Commission any information on complaints or irregularities that were witnessed during September 8. The release notes that it is the wish of the commission to investigate each and every case put forward in a detailed manner.
The release maintains that sweeping statements or declarations do not help the work of the Commission or the credibility of the process, adding that the earlier the information reaches the commission, the better it is for the commission to make the appropriate investigation in a timely manner and finalize the tabulation of official results.