Why INEC Failed To Upload Results During Presidential Poll – Lai Mohammad

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammad has disclosed the reason why the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) delayed the uploading of the presidential election results to its portal.

Why INEC Failed To Upload Results During Presidential Poll - Lai Mohammad
Lai Mohammed

The Minister said the INEC failed to upload results due to suspected cyber attacks during the presidential poll.

He disclosed this while speaking with some international media organizations in Washington DC on Monday,

Lai Mohammed said the allegation of fraud being bandied by the opposition is a result of ignorance of how the process works.

He also noted that the electoral body “withheld” the upload “to preserve the integrity of the data”.

“Under our laws today, management of election results is manual and the court has ruled that INEC has the exclusive right to determine the mode of election, its collation, and transmission,” he said.

“What happened on the 25th of February was that INEC observed that the results of the presidential elections were not being viewed. INEC, suspecting a cyber attack, withheld the uploading of the results to preserve the integrity of the data.

“It immediately proceeded to float an alternative platform while asking its technicians to investigate what happened to its original portal.”

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