Electoral Commission has sold voters’ data to a private software – Auditor-General.
It has emerged that the EC has sold voters’ data to a private software development company.
This was contained in a report of the Auditor-General on some selected State institutions in 2018.
According to the report, the software development company, Bysystem Limited, bought the data from the EC and further sold it to a financial service provider.
The audit report also revealed that there was no agreement between the EC and Bysystem Limited on the sale of voters’ information.
The Electoral Commission, according to the report, responded to its findings and stated that “there exists a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Commission and Bysystem Limited.”
However, the Auditor-General, after reviewing the MoU, said it did not constitute a Service Level Agreement.
Furthermore, the report revealed that the basis of a 20% Commission was not stated in the MoU.