The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally broken its silence on the collation glitches following the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections across the country.
According to the Commission, the delay experienced in the collation of results was caused as a result of the inability of some Ad-hoc staff to work up to speed in transmitting the collated results to the INEC viewing centre.
INEC’s National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, disclosed this on Sunday while fielding questions on Channels Television’s The 2023 Verdict.
His words; “We conducted this election in 176,848 units across all the States of the federation. It’s the responsibility of the Presiding Officers (POs) and the Registration Area (RA) technical support staff to assist and make sure these results are uploaded into our INEC result viewing centres.
“Some of them (Ad-hoc staff) are not uploading the results with the speed we expected them to upload the results. So, our IT support staff have been contacting most of them to make sure they do the right and upload these results real-time for Nigerians to have confidence and see these results as they are coming in.”
ElanzaNews understands Nigerians have been demanding an explanation as regards the delay in the uploading of polling unit results to the INEC viewing portal as promised by the Commission for reasons best known to them.
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