The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the introduction of a public portal for Nigerians to access election results in real-time.
INEC made this announcement in a statement issued by its spokesman, Festus Okoye, on Thursday.
According to Okoye, the portal (www.inecelectionresults.com) will “strengthen the transparency in the election result management system.”
He noted that the portal will be used in Nasarawa Central Constituency election after which it will also be deployed in Edo and Ondo governorship polls.
The statement reads partly: “To further strengthen the transparency in the election result management system, the Commission has decided to introduce a dedicated public portal, the INEC RESULT VIEWING (IReV), that will enable Nigerians to view Polling Unit results real time as the voting ends on election day.
“The Commission wishes to emphasize that this does not constitute electronic collation of results. The collation of election results shall remain as provided for by law, a manual process of completion of relevant result sheets and their upwards collation until the final results are determined.
“The Commission hopes that this innovation would improve the transparency in election result management and therefore further consolidate public confidence in the electoral process.”