The Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) spokesperson, Festus Okoye, was unable to clarify what malfunction prevented the upload of the presidential election results to the IREV webpage.
He also questioned why opposition parties are depending on results published on IREV rather than their agents during an interview on Channels Television.
The Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) was successfully used for voter accreditation and result upload for the polls, according to Okoye, hence it is incorrect to say that the electoral body wasted taxpayer money during the election.
“It is not fair to judge the entire performance of the commission on the basis of a glitch in the result upload for the presidential election.
“Almost all the political parties nominated and got accredited at least over 170,000 polling agents. What that means is that they had primary evidence of the results from the polling units.
“It is those results from the polling units, together with the BVAS as a machine itself that goes to the collation centre. So, it is not true for a political party to rely only on result upload in order to get the evidence with which it wants to prosecute its case in court.”
However when asked by interview, Seun Okinbaloye to explain what caused the glitch, he stated that he doesn’t know much about technology and can’t delve into that.