The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that the results of the governorship elections scheduled for November 11 in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi states will be electronically transmitted. It should be noted that the Bayelsa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Ofiong Efanga, had recently announced a manual transmission method for the election results at a press conference.
However, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, stated during the monitoring of a mock election in Lokoja, Kogi State, that the information provided by the Bayelsa REC should be disregarded. He clarified that the legally prescribed method involves electronic accreditation and the electronic upload of results on the INEC Results Viewing (IReV) portal, which is the reason for conducting the mock election.
Yakubu encouraged those who have registered on the IReV portal to check the results of the mock election, which are being uploaded for all three states, similar to previous elections.
Additionally, Yakubu mentioned that security agencies have given assurances regarding security measures for the election day. He stated that there will be a high-level meeting in Abuja, chaired by himself and the National Security Adviser, with the participation of security chiefs to discuss security arrangements for the elections in the three states, ensuring that they are adequately addressed.