To dispel any confusion, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has contradicted a report suggesting the withdrawal of passwords for election result upload from Local Government Supervisors in Imo. In a “fake news alert” issued by Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, on Friday midnight, the commission deemed the report false.
“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drawn to a story attributed to unknown ‘concerned workers’ of the Commission that passwords for result upload have been withdrawn from LGA Supervisors for use by APO1s in Imo State.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 discountenance them,” stated Oyekanmi.