The Independent National Electoral Commission has reiterated its decision to adopt electronic transmission of results for the 2023 general elections.

The Commission was emphatic that there is no going back on electronic transmission of results.

National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, on Friday in Abuja rejected claims that it plans to abandon the transmission of Polling Units (PUs) results and switch to the INEC Result Viewing (IReV) portal.

Okoye dismissed media reports that the Commission was nursing plans to rig the election by dropping the electronic transmission of results from polling units to the IReV portal by the Registration Area Technical Support Staff (RATECHSS

He said “The commission has repeatedly reassured Nigerians that it will transmit results directly from the polling units as we witnessed in Ekiti and Osun state governorship elections and 103 more constituencies where off-cycle Governorship/FCT Area Council elections and bye-elections were held since August 2020. The results can still be viewed on the portal.

“The IReV is one of the innovations introduced by the Commission to ensure the integrity and credibility of election results in Nigeria. It is therefore inconceivable that the Commission will turn around and undermine its own innovations.

“The public is advised to ignore the reports. The Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and IReV have come to stay for voter accreditation and uploading of polling unit results in real-time in Nigeria.”


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