Nigeria’s information minister Mr Lai Mohammed says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not say it would transmit the 2023 election results electronically.
Mohammed stated this in London while addressing press men. He is currently in the UK proving the credibility of the polls, which some observers claim were below expectations.
He said that, “Our laws today say all election management system is done physically and manually. There is this misunderstanding about the INEC Result Viewing Centre (IREV).
“IREV is not about collation and transmission of election. It is a platform for transparency to ensure that whatever is entered into Form EC8A is transmitted into IREV so that everyone can see it.”
Mohammed’s stance however contradicts with INEC’s earlier statement that results of the 2023 polls would be transmitted from polling units to Inec’s server and in real time.
Inec chairman Mr Mahmood Yakubu, in a release, said the electoral umpire would use the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System to accredit voters and upload the results shortly after the voting.