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INEC denies server was attacked 162 times - ITREALMS

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied any attack let alone 162 times on its servers, reports ITREALMS.
INEC denies server was attacked 162 times - ITREALMS
Some faceless WhatsApp notes purported to have come from online professionals had alleged that "INEC server was attacked 162 times in the last 72 hours. No wonder they are shouting upload on server. But INEC sabi their game. Opelope analogue."

Reacting to the purported attacks on INEC servers, the spokesperson, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi denied any such attack.

According to him, the allegation that there were “'162 attacks on the INEC server in the last 72 hours” is a figment of the imagination of source of that information.

The Commission, Oyekanmi declared, is not "aware of any 162 attacks on any server."

Meanwhile, INEC has reiterated its promise as a duty to deliver using electronic transmission (e-transmission) for all the 176,606 Polling Units (PUs) results of Saturday presidential and national assembly elections.

ITREALMS gathered that INEC has also overcame the earlier challenges in uploading using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and called for patience among Nigerians.

"It is not too much a demand for Nigerians to ask INEC to give them e-transmitted results of the election conducted last Saturday. It is our duty as a Commission to deliver on our promise," he said.

Oyekanmi also acknowledged on behalf of INEC that there were some technical hitches with the result viewing portal (IReV) in a previous statement.

"But that challenge has now been tackled and PU results are being uploaded to the IReV", he said.

Oyekanmi stressed that "All the PU results (176,606 polling units) will eventually be uploaded, We need the patience and understanding of Nigerians."

He recalled that the Commission introduced the BVAS and IReV for credible elections, noting that "they worked well in the off-season bye-elections and governorship elections that we have conducted since August 2020."

He expressed pains over the initial challenge with the IReV, which some were now interpreting as an attempt to rig the election. Insisting, there is absolutely no intention on INEC side to rig the process.

To be sure, he said, there are enough checks and balances in INEC system that will effectively check any fraudulent move by any errant official or group.

"And this is evident from the presidential election results already submitted by over 10 States at the National Collation Centre, Abuja. In those results, there were cancelled votes due to over-voting.

"... Indeed, while IReV is desirable, it is important to point out that there are four different levels of collation associated with a Presidential election.

"We have, first, the declaration of result at the polling unit, to be followed by collation of results at the Ward, Local Government and State levels before the results are presented at the National Collatiom Centre, Abuja for the final collation. Thereafter, the INEC Chairman would declare the overall result," he explained.

Chuks Egbune/Editor

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why was the results not uploaded from the start? It is sad for my country after wasting so much money on INEC preparations. Time wil tell.

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