Anambra election: We’ve solved technical glitches, collation of results to start Sunday – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that the collation of results from local government areas for Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra will begin on Sunday by 10 am.

This was announced by INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Nkwachukwu Orji on Saturday night.

Orji said the commission is satisfied with the progress of the election, despite the earlier glitches posed by the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System machine.

He said, “I’m happy to report to you that the technical glitches we experienced with our BVAS were largely solved. We thank the voters and candidates for patiently waiting for the problem with the device to be resolved.

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“The report we got from our field officers and independent observers, convinced us that most voters were able to vote with the BVAS, following the extension of the voting period to 4 pm and our regulation that any voter on the queue at the time must be allowed to vote.”

Orji had earlier pointed out that voting may continue on Sunday, but during the briefing, he expressed satisfaction that most of those who turned out voted, but stated that if there is need for any area not capture to vote, subsequently, the commission would take a decision on it.

“The election is by no means over, we have now entered a critical stage of the process, namely collation of results. We have made adequate arrangement for collation of results at the registration area, local government areas and the state level.

“Results for polling units are already being uploaded in our IRev portal and registration area and the registration area collation has been progressing well.

“I’m glad to announce that state collation will commence tomorrow at the state collation center. I invite those who are entitled to be present to come witness it,” he added.

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