Saturday Polls: "We're Ready," INEC Says, Confirms Results Viewing Portal Now Working for 2023 Guber Elections

Saturday Polls: "We're Ready," INEC Says, Confirms Results Viewing Portal Now Working for 2023 Guber Elections

  • Nigerians have been assured that the elections result viewing portal of the Independent National Electoral Commission is now working
  • The assurance was handed to Nigerians by the chief press secretary to the INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi
  • According to the commission, the glitches faced on the portal during the presidential and National Assembly elections have been fixed

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians that the commission's result viewing portal is ready for use in the 2023 governorship election across the country.

The Punch reports that INEC confirmed that the IReV suffered some glitches during the just concluded 2023 presidential and National Assembly elections.

Mahmood Yakubu, INEC, IReV, result viewing portal
INEC's result viewing portal is up and running for the governorship election. Photo:
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The commission, however, noted that the glitches experienced on the IReV portal in the last elections had been fixed.

Speaking about the challenge, the chief press secretary to the INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, confirmed that the IReV portal would be deployed during Saturday, March 11, elections.

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Oyekanmi said:

"The technical glitches that affected it on February 25 have now been resolved. It will be deployed for the governorship and state Assembly elections scheduled for March 11.
“The aggrieved parties have a right and an opportunity to ventilate their grievances at the Election Petition Tribunal if they are dissatisfied with the outcome of an election.
"So far, in the case of the just concluded presidential election, two political parties have openly rejected the outcome and have already indicated their intention to do just that - go to court.”

Finally, INEC explains slow collation of presidential election results on IReV portal

Meanwhile, following the growing anger among Nigerians over the slow uploading of the 2023 presidential election results on the Independent National Electoral Commission’s results portal, the electoral umpire has said it experienced some technical glitches.

The INEC’s information and voter education commissioner, Festus Okoye, said the commission was aware of the challenges with the commission’s results viewing portal.

Okoye, in a statement released on Sunday, February 26, and received by said that, unlike the off-season elections, the portal has been relatively slow and unsteady.

Full list: 4 levels of collation for 2023 presidential election as announced by INEC

On Saturday, February 25, Nigerians went to the poll to elect who would be succeeding Muhammadu Buhari as president and lawmakers who would also be representing them in their various constituencies.

With the presidential and National Assembly election almost ending, Nigerians have expressed concerns over the slow collation of results, especially for the nation's number one seat of power contest.

However, in defence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the commission's chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, has explained the result collation process.


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