The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has introduced a portal that will enable Nigerians to view real-time results already announced, declared and pasted at various polling units.
The commission said the strategy was part of efforts to enhance transparency and ensure that votes cast at polling units count when results are finally collated.
The commission which met yesterday in Abuja said the innovation which does not invalidate the results collation process as provided by law, is meant to ensure transparency in the result management process.
The INEC national commissioner and chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr Festus Okoye, who disclosed this said the commission is introducing Form EC60E, which is a poster version of the primary result sheet, the Form EC8A which citizens can photograph as part of effort to assist voters to secure their votes right from the polling units.
It said it is taking firm steps to address anomalies witnessed in elections result management.
“The Commission is aware that result management has remained a major source of mistrust in our electoral process. Citizens are often
concerned, and sometimes rightly so, that results may not always be consistent with votes cast.