2023 Election Election Headline News Nigeria

INEC warns against posting results on social media

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has appealed to the citizens especially those who operate on the social media to exercise restraint on what they post on election days.

INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu made the appeal in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the how far the Commission had gone in the preparation for the 2023 general election.

INEC Chairman Professor Mahmoud Yakubu who promised that the commission would be open to Nigerians, explained that issues regarding elections especially results were too sensitive to be posted on social media without hearing it first from the commission.

He said the commission had procured, organized and delivered materials to the States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory for deployment.

The INEC Chairman also explained that the Commission had concluded arrangements with the transport unions for the final movements of personnel and materials to the polling and to the riverine areas.

He also said about 9,000 local and foreign journalists had been accredited to cover the general election.

Prof Mahmoud said the staff to be deployed for the elections had been trained as the technologies to be used for the elections had been tested, especially the BVAS and IREV Portal.

Reporting by Ogochukwu Okoronkwo; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade