The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not be transmitting results of the forthcoming 2019 general election electronically.

INEC on Tuesday, January 8, said the results would not be transmitted due to lack of an enabling law to strengthen its hands in doing so.

The commission has also raised alarm that some politicians were buying permanent voters cards from electorate ahead of the polls.

INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, vowed that the purchase of PVCs by politicians will not help them in rigging the elections.

He said: “It is futile for politicians to buy off PVCs with a view to using them to rig the forthcoming elections. Some of the perpetrators of the act are of the belief that they can somehow hack into our website and make use of those PVCs.

“It is indeed very sad to say that some political actors are working hard to subvert our system. But they will not succeed. I want to assure those elements that we are aware of what they are doing and to let them know that we are far ahead of them.”