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LINATV NEWS INEC Chairman Disregard Bayelsa REC, Guber Election Results Will Be Transmitted Electronically, Yakubu Insists

LINATV NEWS INEC Chairman Disregard Bayelsa REC, Guber Election Results Will Be Transmitted Electronically, Yakubu Insists

As electorates in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States gear up for governorship elections, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu has said the results of the November 11 governorship elections in the three states would be transmitted electronically.

Prof. Yakubu made the clarification over the weekend during his visit to Lokoja, Kogi State capital where he monitored Saturday’s mock election and also assessed the commission’s level of preparedness ahead of the election.

It should be recalled that the Bayelsa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Ofiong Efanga, had recently said the commission would adopt manual mode of transmission of the governorship election results.

According to him “the governorship election in the three states would be conducted in line with the Electoral Act.

“The method is as provided by law – electronic accreditation, electronic upload of results on the INEC Results Viewing (IReV) portal, and that is why we are doing this mock.

“So, please, disregard whatever was reported about what the REC was said to have said in Bayelsa and that is going to be the procedure. And it is for that reason that I will advise you also for those who have registered on the IReV portal, in the next two hours or so, they should go to the IReV portal, they see the result of the mock from all the three states; we are uploading, as we have done in previous elections.”

Yakubu further advised the Electoral Officers (EOs) in the States to follow the standard template for logistics deployment at Registration Area Centres (RACs), as well as work with security agencies, for the election to commence in Polling Units (PUs) at 8.30 a.m.

Accordingly, he said “on election day, as you move to the super RACs or the RAC centres, you will then move to the polling units.”