The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the results of the governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi states, which took place on November 11, will be transmitted electronically. This means that the election results will be sent using technology instead of being manually recorded.
Earlier, the Bayelsa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Ofiong Efanga, had stated that the commission would use a manual method to transmit the election results. However, the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has now contradicted this statement.
According to Prof. Yakubu, the election results will be transmitted electronically as required by the law. This involves using electronic accreditation and uploading the results on the INEC Results Viewing (IReV) portal. To ensure that this process runs smoothly, a mock election was conducted in Lokoja, Kogi State.