The unbiased nationwide electoral fee Nationwide Commissioner and Chairman Info and Voter Committee, Festus Okoye, on Sunday signed a press release the place he acknowledged the challenges confronted by the fee’s Outcome Viewing Portal (IReV). He related the problems to technical hitches associated to the scaling up of the platform.
The portal has been reportedly gradual and unsteady which may trigger a number of discrepancies within the collation of the electoral outcomes.
There have been speculations that the challenges are on account of an interruption and disruption of their system.
Festus within the assertion assured that the hitches had nothing to do with any interruption or disruption of their server. He added that the IRev platform is nicely secured and that their technical workforce are working to resolve all of the related issues. He additionally stated that INEC acknowledges the significance of IReV in managing the end result course of, thus the necessity to repair the problem rapidly.
The assertion from Festus reads “The Fee is conscious of challenges with the INEC Outcomes Viewing Portal. In contrast to in low season elections the place the portal was used, it has been comparatively gradual and unsteady. The Fee regrets this setback, particularly due to the significance of IReV in our outcomes administration course of.”
“The issue is completely as a consequence of technical hitches associated to scaling up the IReV from a platform for managing low season State elections, to at least one for managing nationwide basic elections. It’s certainly commonplace for glitches to happen and be corrected in such conditions.”
‘Our technical workforce is working assiduously to resolve all of the excellent issues, and customers of the IReV would have observed enhancements since final evening.’
There have been varied reported instances of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) throughout the presidential and Nationwide Meeting elections which led to the delay in voting processes. A variety of voters and stakeholders have questioned the credibility of INEC over the lack to add the collated election outcomes.
INEC spokesman additional added that outcomes issued by political events are protected on the portal and might by no means be altered. He addressed that every one points or discrepancies can be completely investigated and remediated.
He acknowledged the errors and affirmed that the INEC took full duty for the issues and misery they’ve induced political events, candidates and the citizens whereas appreciating the considerations of the general public and their varied solutions.