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Technology will drive the outcome of the 2023 national elections in Nigeria as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) insisted on live transmission of results to the INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV).

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“Let me once again reassure Nigerians that there is no going back on the deployment of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for voter accreditation. There is no going back on the transmission of results to the INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV) in real-time on Election Day,” INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, told political parties at a meeting this week in Abuja.

The IReV will allows for real-time transmission of the 2023 elections eliminating dangers of ballot stuffing and stealing that has plagued Nigeria’s electoral process for decades.

“There will be no Incident Form that enables ineligible persons to vote using other people’s Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) during elections,” Yakubu told his audience even as the All Progressives Congress (APC) expressed concern over INEC’s decision.

The party warned the country’s unreliable power supply could undermine the transmission of election results electronically.

APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, expressed his concern to a delegation of the Commonwealth on a pre-election assessment mission to the party’s headquarters Abuja.

INEC has cautioned against such worries assuring that the election umpire is taking every step to ensure that technology does fail the delivery of a “free and fair general elections.”

 

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