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CSOs tells INEC to ensure IREV works

From left: Program Manager, Ready to Lead Africa (RLA), Chiamaka Jonathan; Executive Director, Connected Development (CODE), Hamzat Lawal; Global President of RLA Mr Godbless Otubure; a member of NVDC, Ekejimba Kingsley, during the NVDC’s World news conference on election integrity in Abuja. Photo Credit: Julian Osamoto/Radio Nigeria

A group under the National Voters Drive Coalition (NVDC), have called on INEC to ensure that its result viewing portal (IReV) works during Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly polls.

The group said INEC can only redeem its image to Nigerians by ensuring that their technology is functional and INEC’s guidelines on its usage are adhered to.

In his remarks the Global President Ready to Lead Africa Mr God bless Otubure, said“there’s need to point out that the BVAS and IREV technologies put a lot of faith in the electorate and this forthcoming election is another opportunity for INEC to redeem its image”.

”INEC should ensure professional conduct of its staff as well as early arrival at pollsWe appealed to security agencies to discharge their duties with diligence”

A representative of the NVDC Mr Ekejiuba Kingsley, who expressed hope that INEC must have learnt lessons from previous elections, urged Nigerians not to be deterred by a few violent incidents, but exercise their franchise as the ability to effect positive change in the nation’s democracy lies in their vote.

The Executive Director Connected Development Mallam Hamzat Lawal advised young people to come out enmass to vote, while INEC should ensure a seamless gubernatorial and state assembly election. “It’s the first step towards rebuilding trust in the electorate, and it’s important to save our democracy.”

Reporting by Julian Osamoto