The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said over 170,000 polling unit results of the February 25th presidential and House of Assembly elections have been uploaded to its Result Viewing Portal.
INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, stated this on Channels Television’s, Sunday Politics.
“As you are aware, we are reconfiguring the Bimodal Voter Registration Systems for purposes of the governorship and state assembly elections, and any BVAS that was used for the Presidential and National Assembly elections that do not push to the accreditation backend, the data relating to the conduct of the presidential and National Assembly elections will not be reconfigured.
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“In fact, the BVAS will not allow itself to be reconfigured or reset if the entire data is not pushed to the accreditation backend.
“I’m sure that by Tuesday when we hope to complete the resettling of the BVAS for the purposes of the governorship and state assembly elections, the results in all the places where elections were conducted would have been pushed to the accreditation backend.”
He noted that INEC are put measues in place to ensure a hitch-free upload to its Result Viewing Portal saying the ICT department have come up with a way to resolve technical issues ahead of the March 18th elections.
He revealed that political parties had more polling unit agents than the INEC officials and that the results were closely monitored.
The INEC commissioner went on to say, “The Electoral Act 2022 makes it clear that every registered political party in conjunction with their candidates have the right to send agents to every polling unit in Nigeria.
“The PDP as a political party deployed a total of 176,588 polling agents. The Labour Party deployed a total of 134,874 polling agents. The NNPP deployed a total of 176,200 while the APC deployed a total of 176,223.
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“The commission deployed to 176,666 polling units. So, the political parties deployed more agents to the polling units than the number of polling units that opened. What that means is that each political party got a copy of Form EC 8 which is the polling unit result sheet which is the result sheet that is uploaded into the IReV portal.”
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