A report claiming that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had removed the password for the uploaded election results from the Local Government Supervisors in Imo has been refuted by the commission.
The commission characterized the claim as false at midnight on Friday in a “fake news alert” sent to media by Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi.
“The attention of INEC has been drawn to a story attributed to unknown “concerned workers” of the Commission that passwords for result upload have been withdrawn from LGA Supervisors for use by APO1s in Imo State. This is untrue.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Presiding Officers (POs), and not APO1s, are responsible for result upload to the IReV.
“All the passwords have been securely released for use by designated officials in line with the Commission’s procedure.
“The public should expect more of such insinuations before, during and after the elections, and continue to discountance them,” Oyekanmi said. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)