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2023: INEC Will Not Discard Electronic Transmission Of Results – Spokesman

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has not discarded the electronic transmission of election results. 

INEC Spokesman, Festus Okoye clarified this in a statement on Sunday, noting that the electronic transmission of result has come to stay.

“There will be no change or deviation in subsequent elections,” he assured Nigerians.

Contrary to rumours, he said INEC is not contemplating going back to the manual process of result transmission.

“For clarity, the procedure for result transmission remains the same as in recent Governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun States. There will be no change in all future elections, including the 2023 General Election,” Okoye said.

He added that this method further boosts the credibility and transparency of the electoral process when citizens follow polling unit level results on the INEC Result Viewing (IReV) portal on real-time on Election Day.

“The entire gamut of result management is provided for in Sections 60, 62 and 64 of the Electoral Act 2022. In line with the provision of the law, the Commission, in April this year, released a detailed clarification of the procedure for transmission, collation and declaration of result which was shared with all stakeholders and uploaded to our website”.

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