The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi in his final written address in response to the final written addresses of the 2nd and 3rd respondents at the Presidential Election Court in Abuja, has stated that the transmission of results to INEC portal is an important part of the election processes backed by the electoral act.
In his Address, the LP Presidential Candidate cited the case between Oyetola and INEC, where the Apex Court affirmed that transmission of election results to INEC viewing portal IREV is operational during the election as part of the process.
“The Supreme Court in the case of OYETOLA v. INEC supra, appreciated the distinction between the National Electronic Register of Election Results and the Collation System of the election results by publishing to the IREV. Whilst the National Electronic Register of Election Result was held as a post-election record and not part of the election process, the Supreme Court emphatically determined that “the collation system and the Result Viewing Portal (IREV) are operational during the election as part of the process”.
“It is for this reason that the Supreme Court in the OYETOLA .v INEC supra, held that “the INEC database or National Electronic Register of Election Result, is not relevant evidence in the determination of whether there was non-accreditation or over voting or not in an election in a polling unit”,” Obi stated in his written address.
Recall APC had alleged that the transmission of electronic results in the 2023 presidential election via IREV was not sacrosanct since there was a manual collation at the collation centres.
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