Court: INEC Has Right To Determine How Election Results Will Be Transmitted

The court has ruled on the transmission of results by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Delivering its judgement, the Federal High Court earlier ordered INEC to upload results electronically to its portal (IReV) In a twist.


The Court of Appeal in Lagos upturned the High Court’s judgement and held that the electoral umpire is fully backed by the constitution to determine how it operates, including how it transmits or transfers election results to the collation centre

The case filed by the Labour Party against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been nullified.

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The Court of Appeal, Lagos division, has voided a Federal High Court decision that mandated INEC to electronically upload results of the governorship and state of assembly elections from the polling units directly to the Results Viewing Portal (IReV).

In other news, A Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt has set aside a warrant of arrest issued by a Rivers State High Court in a criminal suit by the Rivers State Government against a former Governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi and five others.

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Justice Chiwendu Nwogu had on the 17th of May, 2023 issued a warrant of arrest against Amaechi, Patrick Tonye-Cole, the Rivers State Governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress, APC in the just concluded 2023 election, former Commissioner for Energy, Augustine Wokocha and three others which was challenged at the Appeal Court.


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