JUST IN: INEC Reverses Stance, Set to Transmit Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi Guber Results Electronically


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the results of the November 11 governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states will be transmitted electronically.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, made this clarification on Saturday while monitoring a mock election in Lokoja, Kogi State.

He said: “The method is as provided by law—electronic accreditation and electronic upload of results on the INEC Results Viewing (IReV) portal, and that is why we are doing this mock.”

Yakubu urged registered voters to check the IReV portal in the next two hours to see the results of the mock election from all three states.

According to him, security agencies have given assurances of adequate security on election day.

“Well, so far, so good in terms of assurance from the security agencies, as we can see; they’re even here for the mock election, and next Friday, there is going to be a high-level meeting in Abuja, chaired by myself and the National Security Adviser, in which all the security chiefs will be present to discuss the issue of security for the three states,” he said.

“So we are on top of the situation in terms of security arrangements and security deployment.”

Yakubu’s clarification came after the Bayelsa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Ofiong Efanga, recently said that the commission would adopt a manual mode of transmission of the governorship election results.



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