On Friday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) assured that there would be no hiccups when the results of the governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi were uploaded to the INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV).
The upload of results was a significant problem in the 2023 elections, which INEC claimed to technical issues, according to Anaedoonline.ng.
There wouldn’t be a hiccup, said Rotimi Oyekanmi, the electoral body’s chief press secretary, in an interview with Channels TV.
He said, “We have been using the IReV for all governorship elections, but it  was the first time we deployed it for the general election setting. Well, we had a glitch for some hours, and we fixed it. But I can assure you that this time around we are not going to have glitches.
“I can affirm that those technical issues have been resolved. Last week, we undertook the mock accreditation, and one of the reasons we did that was to test run these technology gadgets we were going to use, and it was successful.”
Oyekanmi added that there might be a technological glitch at any time, but added that the organisation has learned from how the 2023 general elections were handled.
He further stated, “Technology can throw up challenges, but by and large, we have learned our lessons from the 2023 general elections.”
Oyekanmi also clarified that what INEC does with the IRev portal is uploading and not transmission of results.
He said, “We are not transmitting; we are uploading.
“All we are doing is that we are taking a picture of the polling unit results and uploading same to the portal.”
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