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Imo Election: INEC Debunks Withdrawing Passwords For Uploading Results From Officials



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied removing passwords from any of its Imo State local government supervisors.

INEC stated that the passwords for uploading results to the Presiding Officers have been provided.

According to Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, the assertion by unknown concerned personnel that the commission revoked the password from APO1s was untrue.

“The Independent National Electoral Commission’s attention has been drawn to a story attributed to unknown ‘concerned workers’ of the commission that passwords for result upload have been withdrawn from LGA Supervisors in Imo State for use by APO1s. This is false,” the statement said in part.

News About Nigeria gathered that to minimise confusion, INEC stated that Presiding Officers (POs), not APO1s, are in charge of uploading results to the IReV.

According to the institution, all passwords have been safely released for use by approved authorities following the commission’s process.

INEC indicated that the public can expect more of these insinuations before, during, and after the elections and continue to dismiss them.

Amid reports that INEC has withheld passwords for uploading results from Imo officials, a coalition of 70 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) operating under the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to prioritise transparency in the Imo state election.

This was said in a statement signed by Mr Y.Z Ya’u, convener, and his co-conveners, Mimidoo Achakpa and Franklin Oloniju.

The committee emphasised the need for early delivery of election materials and workers, as well as prompt poll opening, priority voting, and accessibility for people with disabilities (PWDs).