In 2022 INEC chairman said
“Yes, it is going to be permanent in all elections conducted by the commission going forward. But I wish to draw your attention to the fact that we did not start the electronic transmission, at least, from the polling units to the IReV Portal, in Anambra or FCT elections.
“It was actually on August 2020 that we deployed that for the Nasarawa Central State Constituency by-election, the first election conducted under COVID-19. So, if you look at the IReV Portal, you could see all the results from the 2020 to the Ekiti and Osun governorship elections and all the other by-elections we conducted,” Yakubu said.
The implication was welcome
In March 2923 INEC won in court ..
Justice Emeka Nwite in a judgement on Friday, in a suit filed by the Labour Party (LP) with the INEC as the sole defendant, said only the electoral umpire has the right to order how the Polling Units’ Presiding Officers should transfer election results, including the total number of accredited persons and results of the ballot.
The Labour Party had prayed the court to declare that the INEC has no power to opt for a manual method other than the electronic method provided for by the relevant provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022.
The party urged the court to issue an order directing the INEC to comply with the Electoral Act, 2022 on the electronic transmission of results in the general election.
Justice Nwite in a judgement delivered on January 23, 2023, held that the plaintiff misconstrued the provisions of the law and proceeded to dismiss the suit.
As the court hearing date begins on Monday 8th a video of an interview with a senior Inec official InEC is now saying in case of a dispute E results prevail.The E transmission was by passed in the declaration of Ekiti state results and INEC stood by the decision.
It was even backed by the Senate president
The Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on Tuesday clarified that the Electoral Act 2022 did not provide for electronic transmission of election results as being demanded by a cross-section of Nigerians for 2023 election results.
Speaking while contributing to a motion sponsored by Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe (APC, Kwara Central) on the controversies trailing the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections, Lawan said that what was passed by the National Assembly was snapping of election results and transferring to the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.”
Now majority of the results were disputed …is INEC now saying these results will be based on E results?
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