The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the nation’s electoral umpire reacted to unfounded reports that the body is planning to transmit results of 2023 general elections manually.
INEC’s national commissioner for Information and voter education committee, Festus Okoye, noted that the electronic means of transmitting polls’ results adopted in Osun and Ekiti governorship elections has come to stay.
Okoye went on to clarify the electoral body’s stance on the transmission of results, stating that he was misquoted and misconstrued to mean it had dropped electronic transmission and reverted to the old manual mode.
“We wish to reassure Nigerians that electronic transmission of results has come to stay. It adds to the credibility and transparency of the process when citizens follow polling unit-level results on INEC’s Result Viewing (IReV) portal in real-time on election day. There will be no change or deviation in subsequent elections”.