September 30, 2023
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Finally, INEC Explains Why Chairman Did Not Suspend Collation of 2023 Presidential Results





A fact sheet by the Independent National Electoral Commission said that the BVAS allows the transmission and storage of results both offline and online



The fact sheet also explained that there was no need for INEC to suspend result collation as argued by many


According to INEC, it activated the commission’s Plan B on the collation of results once glitches were spotted on the machine


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained why the commission rejected all submissions by parties and their agents to suspend the coalition of the 2023 presidential election.


The Nation reports that the commission confirmed that the glitches experienced on the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) did not affect the results.


The commissi on said since the BVAS allows the transmission and storage of results both offline and online, there was no need for INEC to suspend result collation.



It was tethered that INEC leadership was sure that the results which were uploaded offline would later appear on the INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV) once there is an internet connection on the machines.


The commission also noted that none of the collated results was lost or tampered with because INEC’s Plan B was immediately activated when the glitches occurred.


INEC fact sheet confirms commission plan B


In addition, a fact sheet by INEC showed that the glitches experienced during the transmission of the presidential election results did not affect the process of collation.


The fact sheet said:


“The glitches had no effect on the collation process or the results. BVAS can store information offline. The working of BVAS was the reason why you have the competitive results by the presidential candidates.


“INEC results substantially tallied with the figures arrived at by some international non-governmental organisations.”





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