Only voting remains manual in Nigeria election – Osun REC


The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun state, Dr. Mutiu Agboke, has said the commission has improved in technology and the only thing that remains manual is the actual casting of the ballot.

He said registration is technology, accreditation is technology,the verification of accreditation is technology, and the process of uploading the results is technology and only the casting of  ballot is manual.

Speaking with journalists during a courtesy visit to the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Osogbo, weekend, Agboke noted that the IREV platform created by the commission was misinterpreted.

He said, “IREV is not a platform for the collation. The actual collation is at the collation centre, but we want you to have access to see what we are doing and that is why we upload it at each stage. But people wanted to use that opportunity as a collation platform, and that was what generated all the noises you have heard in the last election.”