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Three Months Post Presidential Election, INEC Claims IREV Results Upload Incomplete

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This goes against the commission’s promise made prior to the election that the results of the election would be posted from polling stations as soon as voting ended on election day.

INEC has confirmed that the IReV results viewing portal has not yet uploaded all of the results from the February 25 presidential elections.
This goes against the commission’s promise made prior to the election that the results of the election would be posted from polling stations as soon as voting ended on election day.
In an interview that took place on Thursday evening with Channels TV, the spokesman for the national electoral authority, Festus Okoye, revealed this information.

When Mr. Okoye was asked “how many” of the results of the presidential election have been uploaded on the server, he responded by saying, “Well, I don’t have the figure offhand, but a substantial number of the results are already on the IReV.”

In his subsequent remarks, Mr. Okoye maintained that it is difficult to have all results published on IReV since elections did not take place in some polling units, and places where polls were disrupted by violence will have no result on IReV. He stated that this is due to the fact that it is impossible to have all results uploaded on IReV.

You are unable to upload all of the results in their entirety. Due to the fact that there were some areas where voting did not take place, As a result of some of those voting units, we do not have enough people registered to vote. Mr. Okoye explained that you should not expect results from the IREV in any of these other polling units because we did not deploy our staff there.

“Thirdly, you shouldn’t put too much stock in the results from polling units that are located in areas where there was violent disruption of elections. It is not reasonable to anticipate that the IREV will include results from all 176,606 polling units.

As the matter is currently pending before the court, Mr. Okoye chose not to provide any further commentary on the reasons why it took the commission so long to upload the results.

On March 1, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress the election’s victor despite calls from opposition parties to call off the vote because the umpires had failed to upload results to its system.

Both the People’s Democratic Party and the Labour Party, which are both opposition parties, are contesting Mr. Tinubu’s victory before the Presidential Election Tribunal. Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party and Peter Obi of the Labour Party are the parties in opposition.