The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied withdrawing the password for the upload of election results to the INEC Election Result viewing portal from Presiding Officers.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekunmi, the commission said that passwords for the upload of results have been securely released to the Presiding Officers in accordance with the practice of the commission.
The statement said: “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drawn to a story attributed to unknown “concerned workers” of the Commission that passwords for result upload have been withdrawn from LGA Supervisors for use by APO1s in Imo State.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 (Assistant Presiding Officers 1) 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.”