Elections: INEC Finally Opens Up on IReV Glitches, Functionality of BVAS, Reveals Fresh Position
- On Wednesday night, March 8, the Independent National Electoral Commission postponed the forthcoming gubernatorial election by one week
- The commission has also cleared the air regarding the technical issue which surrounded the Results Viewing Portal IReV
- INEC in a fresh statement disclosed that the IReV glitches did not impact in any way the functionality of the BVAS in the just concluded presidential election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dismissed concerns that the technical downtime experienced with its Results Viewing Portal IReV in last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections.
The commission noted that the IReV glitches did not impact negatively the functionality of its Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), saying the two technologies are almost mutually exclusive, a report by Vanguard confirmed.
INEC speaks on IReV and the functionality of the BVAS
According to the commission, the only point of convergence has to do with Huang the BVAS to transmit polling units’ election results to the IReV at the conclusion of polls.
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“There is also a provision for the BVAS to transmit the PU result in the offline mode if there is no network at the polling unit at the time of the activity”, said Chief Press Secretary CPS to the INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi.
INEC’s IReV Portal Showed Peter Obi Won the 2023 Presidential Election in 19 States? Fact Emerges
The trending claim that the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, won 19 states in the February 25 poll is misleading, according to Dubawa, Nigeria’s fact-checking organisation.
Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, came third in the presidential poll with over six million votes.
He got the highest votes in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) but they were not enough to make him win as he lost to the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Tinubu, who polled over eight million votes.
Revealed: Why INEC Did Not Issue Certificates of Return to Majority Leader, Ex-Governor’s Son Adefarati
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday, March 8, issued certificates of return to the elected House of Representatives members.
Mahmood Yakubu, the electoral commission chairman, presented the certificates to the winners of the February 25 House of Reps election at the national collation centre in Abuja.
But Adegboyega Adefarati, the winner of the Akoko South-West Federal Constituency in Ondo and son of the former governor of the state, was not among those that received certificates of return.