Posted by Ekene Coleman | 23 June 2019 | 1,533 times
– Some INEC officials during 2019 presidential election claimed they transmitted results electronically to a central server
– They claimed this was done in compliance with the directive given by the commission during a three-day training before the polls
– However, it is not clear on which “central Server” the officials admitted to transmitting results
– Meanwhile, Legit.ng cannot independently verify any of the claim by the officials Premium Times is reporting that several Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials during the 2019 presidential election claimed that they transmitted results electronically to a ‘central server’ through smart card readers. The electronic transmission of the results were said to have been done in compliance with the directive given by the commission during a three-day training before the polls.
According to the report, the officials who were reported to have worked as presiding officers claimed they were told that there was a central server in Abuja This they said was done in compliance with the directive given by the commission during a three-day training before the polls.
However, it is not clear on which “central Server” the officials admitted to transmitting results. Meanwhile, a handbook for election officials in 2018 was said to have given insights on how presiding officers were expected to use the card readers for electronic collation and transmission of results.
“After successfully filling the EC8A result sheet and announcing the result, the presiding officer shall tap the e-collation application on the home screen,” a part of the book read.
Speaking on the controversy surrounding the result transmission, a serving corps member who worked as an ad-hoc staff at Ido local government of Oyo state was reported to have said. “INEC asked us to paste the result sheet and also send them electronically through the card reader.”
“The results, as we were told, were sent into a central server in Abuja. The results can’t be more than the accredited voters on the card reader. It will reject it… You can’t submit your card reader without posting the results.” The APO2 for polling unit 023 at Maryland, Kosofe local government in Lagos reportedly agreed with this
“We did that as we were told during the training. I was shocked when I also saw the news that INEC claims that there is no server.” (Daily Independent)
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