Imo Election: Passwords to Upload Results to INEC’s iREV Withdrawn? Fact Emerges

Imo Election: Passwords to Upload Results to INEC’s iREV Withdrawn? Fact Emerges

  • Reports that passwords for result upload have been withdrawn from LGA supervisors have been described as false
  • The Independent National Electoral Commission asked the public to disregard such news
  • According to the commission, all the passwords have been securely released for use by designated officials

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Imo state, Owerri - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied withdrawing passwords from some of its designated local government supervisors in Imo state.

INEC, Imo state election, Hope Uzodimma
INEC addresses claim passwords to upload results to iREV have been withdrawn from officials in Imo state. Photo credit: INEC Nigeria
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INEC clarifies issues on password withdrawal to iREV for Imo election

The commission made it clear that passwords for uploading results have been released to presiding officers.

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In a statement shared on its X page (formerly Twitter) and signed by the chief press secretary to INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, on Friday, November 10, INEC described the report as 'fake news' and urged the public to disregard such.

INEC stated thus:

"FAKE NEWS ALERT
"The attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission has been drawn to a story attributed to unknown "concerned workers" of the Commission that passwords for result upload have been withdrawn from LGA Supervisors for use by APO1s in Imo State. This is untrue.
"For the avoidance of doubt, Presiding Officers (POs), and not APO1s, are responsible for result upload to the IReV.
"All the passwords have been securely released for use by designated officials in line with the Commission's procedure.
"The public should expect more of such insinuations before, during and after the elections, and continue to discountance them."

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Bayelsa is one of the three states where the INEC will conduct governorship elections on Saturday, November 11.

Ahead of the election, Nigerians on social media have predicted who will emerge the winner in a poll conducted by Legit.ng on Twitter.

According to INEC's data, 16 political parties and candidates are participating in the election.

In the poll, 40.5% of the respondents said Governor Douye Diri, the candidate of the PDP, will win the election, while 37.3% went for Timipre Sylva of the APC.

Ohanaeze advises Imo people on who to vote for

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ohanaeze Ndigbo advised Imo citizens to vote for any candidate of their choice in the state's Saturday, November 11, governorship election.

Speaking to newsmen in Owerri on Thursday, November 9, the Imo state capital, the president of the group, Chief Iwuanyanwu, maintained that Ohanaeze Ndigbo was non-partisan and, therefore, had no preferred candidate.

He urged Imo residents to ignore the sit-at-home order and come out en masse to perform their civic rights.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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