By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi
Following different complaints from Nigerians about how difficult it is for them to view results from the electoral portal, INEC on Sunday released a statement to clarify the issue.
The statement partly reads, “the commission is aware of the challenges with the INEC result viewing portal. Unlike in off season election where the portal was used, it has been relatively slow and unsteady. The commission regrets this setback, especially because of the importance of IREV in our results management process.
“Consequently, the commission wishes to assure Nigerians that the challenges is not due to any intrusion or sabotage of our system, and that the IREV remains well secured.
“While we fully appreciate the concern of the public about this situation and welcome various suggestions that we have received from concerned Nigerians, it is important to avoid statements and action that can heat the polity at this time or promote dissatisfaction towards the commission “.
The statement was signed by the national commissioner and chairman, information and voters education committee, Festus Okoye.