In a bid to make Nigeria's elections more transparent and credible, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has launched an online platform.
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So going forward, Nigerians and others interested in the country's electoral process will be able to monitor the election results right from the polling level as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has decided to make available the Polling Unit Result Sheets (EC8A) on an online portal.
The platform provides information for research purposes.
Note, however, that the platform is not for Election Result Collation, according to INEC's statement.
Legit.ng explains in this guide how to check election results on INEC's online platform:
1. Visit https://inecelectionresults.com
2. Click on "Create New Account".
3. Fill in your details in the form provided and click on "Sign in".
4. Provide your State of Origin and click on "Continue".
5. An account activation email will be sent to the email address provided in the form.
6. Check your email and correctly copy the activation code which will be entered into the text box provided on the portal.
7. Click on "Activate".
8. This logs you into the portal and you can select the Election whose PU results you are interested in viewing.
9. You can use the filter buttons to make the search easier.
10. Always remember to log out of the portal after use.
11. Note that no email address or phone number can be used to register on the portal more than once.
Meanwhile, INEC has vowed to approach the Supreme Court over conflicting verdicts of two courts of appeal over the deregistration of some political parties.
It would be recalled that on February 2020, the electoral umpire deregistered 74 political parties out of the 92 in the data of the commission.
INEC said the parties were deregistered due to their failure to win at least one political seat in the 2019 general elections.
The electoral body axed 74 parties, including the Alliance For Democracy (AD), Fresh Democratic Party (FDP), and others while All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and 16 other parties survived the onslaught of the commission.
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