Gov’ship Polls: Anxiety as Court Orders INEC to Upload Results on IREV

Gov’ship Polls: Anxiety as Court Orders INEC to Upload Results on IREV

The nation's electoral umpire has been slammed with a fresh court order.

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A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday, March 17, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to electronically transmit the results of the governorship and state assembly elections from the polling units.

Akwa Ibom State, INEC, Federal High Court
INEC gets an order to upload results to IREV after counting ballot papers in Akwa Ibom State. Photo credit: Sodiq Adelakun
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Court serves INEC fresh order

Justice Obiora Egwuatu also directed INEC to use the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) to upload the scanned copy of EC8A to the INEC Result Viewing Portal (IREV) immediately after the elections in Akwa Ibom, Daily Trust reported.

The judge further ordered INEC to paste results EC60 (E) at polling units after completing the EC8A result sheets in the state, Premium Times report added.

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March 18: Full list emerges as Sanwo-Olu, Makinde, other top govs seek re-election on Saturday

Meanwhile, Nigeria's governorship and state assembly election is scheduled to hold on Saturday, March 18, 2023, and 28 out of Nigeria’s 36 states will hold the poll.

While some of these states will get new governors in office, there are other states with sitting governors, who emerged victorious in the year 2019 and are hoping to get another four years on Saturday, to serve the good people of their respective states.

Ahead of the big day, eight of the 36 states — Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, Imo, Kogi, Osun, and Ondo — have governorship elections “off-season” due to litigations and court judgements.

INEC breaks silence on uploading presidential election results on IRev portal

In another report, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that results from over 170,000 polling units in the February 25 presidential and National Assembly election are now available on its Result Viewing Portal.

Festus Okoye, the INEC national commissioner and chairman of the information and voter education committee, made this known while featuring on Channels Television programme's Politics Today on Sunday evening, March 12.

Okoye disclosed that the electoral body is currently reconfiguring the Bimodal Voter Registration Systems (BVAS) for the March 18 governorship and state assembly elections.


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