The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun Edo Governorship Results received from polling units on its Online Platform
The INEC Result Viewing Portal (IREV) is a dedicated public portal, that enable voters to view polling unit results real time as the voting ends on election day.
Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee said the move was to strengthen the transparency in the election result management system which has remained a major source of mistrust in Nigeria’s electoral process.
Findings By Urban Express News Online revealed that at 8.40pm, over 40 results from polling units across the 18 Local government areas of the state had been uploaded on the portal.
The result sheet could be accessed by visiting https://inecelectionresults.com.
Meanwhile the edo state governor and candidate of the people Democratic Party has express disappointment over failure of card reader in several wards across the state
Obaseki who spoke to newsmen earlier today shortly after casting his vote in Oredo Local Government Area of the state noted that after spending several hours on the queue due to card reader issues, the failure of the card readers shows the unpreparedness of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
His word: “I expected better preparation on the part of those saddled with the responsibility to conduct this election. To wait for one and a half hours in the queue before exercising my franchise is a bit disappointing.
He said better planning, preparation and resources should have been put into this election.
“At the last presidential election, in my polling unit, there were two polling points which eased the burden on voters. You all are witnesses to how long it has taken.
“The card reader here is working slowly, and this is the situation in all the major voting centres in Oredo Local Government Area of the state as I speak.
“At Garrick Memorial School, I understand that over 500 voters are already stranded because they can’t vote due to slow processing of the card reader.
“One would have expected that INEC will have deployed more card readers and more voting points in high density polling centres,” he said.
Responding to the issue of vote-buying at polling units, the governor said that the security agencies are not doing what they assured Edo people and Nigerians before the election.
“The security agencies assured us that they won’t allow anybody who doesn’t have business of voting, into a particular place, but they are working contrary to what they promised us.
“You can see cars parked with a lot of cash being disbursed to people buying votes, and it seems to be normal practice”.,