Six months after Nigeria's general elections, INEC yet to upload detailed results

Six months after Nigeria’s general elections, INEC yet to upload detailed results

18.8.2019

Six months after Nigeria’s general elections, INEC yet to upload detailed results

Six months after Nigerians elected new leaders, the electoral commission, INEC, is yet to upload the detailed results of the elections on its website.

When contacted last week on the reason the results are yet to be uploaded, INEC spokesperson, Festus Okoye said, “the officials at the headquarters are yet to resume fully from the Sallah break.”

INEC’s inaction on the results has, however, been condemned by civil society groups

(has) neglected to make public, detailed breakdown of the election results—including voided votes. This is part of a more worrying trend,” Idayat Hassan of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said.

has made following the 2019 election is its refusal to publish detailed election results on its website.

has only published national-level totals for 2019 presidential elections, choosing to keep sub-national results data hidden from public view.

to publish full and detailed results data for all elections held since 2015,” Ms Hassan, whose group monitored the elections across Nigeria, said.

“Talking of sanctions, a sanction can be negative, for example, imprisonment, an option of fine and so on, or it could be positive, meaning if you do this, you would get this or be promoted.

office you go to, there are notice boards. So, these are issues, because, sometimes we make these laws, but we don’t care to follow them in compliance.”

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