Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Contrary to social media reports, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has denied withdrawing passwords for result upload from Local Government Area Supervisors for use by APO1s in Imo State.
The electoral umpire in a statement, dismissed the report as false and mischievous.
The statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, urged members of the public to discountenance the said reports.
It read: “The attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission 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drawn to a story attributed to unknown “concerned workers” of the Commission that passwords for result upload have been withdrawn from LGA Supervisors for use by APO1s in Imo State.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.”