Lagos guber: Court orders INEC to upload results immediately voting ends

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to electronically transmit results during the March 11 governorship and house of assembly elections in the state.


The order was issued on Friday by Peter Lifu, the presiding judge.


The judge mandated the electoral body to use the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) to upload a scanned copy of the EC8A to INEC’s result viewing portal (IReV).


According to the judge, the results must be uploaded immediately after the completion of voting in all polling units, adding that the results sheet should be pasted in each PU after voting in the state.


The judge also issued a mandamus order mandating INEC to enforce Section 27(1) of the Electoral Act 2022 in the distribution of election materials by hiring impartial, qualified, and dependable logistic companies that are not partisan.


Lifu made the orders while ruling on a motion ex-parte marked: FHC/L/CS/370/2023.


The motion was filed by the Labour Party, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, its governorship candidate in Lagos, and 37 others.


The applicants had approached the court through their lawyer, Abass Ibrahim.


The substantive matter is fixed to be heard on March 7. 

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