Staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, deployed to PU059 in Lagos state, on Saturday informed voters that they won’t upload the governorship and state house of assembly election results directly from the polling unit.
A viral video shows the INEC staff saying that it is only at the RAC centre that the upload can take place.
Her statement caused an uproar and verbal protest as voters demanded that the results be sent to iRev immediately after votes have been counted.
Watch the video below:
Meanwhile a Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday, ordered INEC to electronically transmit the results of the March 18 governorship and House of Assembly elections in line with regulations and guidelines.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu, in a judgement on March 17 also ordered the use of the bimodial voter accreditation system BVAS to upload a scanned copy of the EC8A to the INEC result viewing portal immediately after the completion of all the polling unit voting and result procedures in Akwa Ibom.
The judge further directed the commission to conspicuously paste the publication of its result posters EC60(E) at polling units after completing the EC8A result sheets in the state.
He equally ordered INEC to enforce the observance and compliance of Section 27(1) of the Electoral Act, 2022 in the distribution of electoral materials during the conduct of the polls in the state by engaging the services of independent, competent, and reliable logistic companies for the distribution of electoral materials and personnel.