The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has promised to thoroughly review results of Saturday’s governorship and States Assembly elections.
The electoral umpire made the promise following allegations of voter harassment, inducement and manipulation of results in several states.
INEC also explained why it has not uploaded all the results of the February 25 Presidential election to its results viewing portal, IReV.
A statement released by INEC’s spokesperson, Festus Okoye, read;
“The Commission did not deploy to 176,846 polling units during the Presidential and National Assembly elections. We explained to Nigerians that there were polling units that had zero registered voters and consequently, the Commission deployed to a total of 176,606 polling units.
“Not only that, there were places where elections did not take place and there were places where the deployment did not take place.
So in those areas you do not expect any results to be uploaded to the INEC Results Viewing Portal for such areas.
“So, the commission, before we reconfigured the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System BVAS for the Governorship and State Assembly Elections, we made sure that data that were left behind in the BVAS relating to the Presidential and National Assembly Elections were pushed to the backend for purposes of giving those who want to go to court or giving litigants the opportunity of having the data from the backend of the commission relating to those who were accredited during the Presidential and National Assembly Elections.