The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has justified the transfer of its director in charge of Information Communication Technology (ICT), Chidi Nwafor, who was transferred a few months before the 2023 general elections.
Following the failure of INEC to upload results of the February 25 presidential election from the polling units to its portal in real time, there have been speculations of what could have gone wrong, with many saying that the commission missed the expertise of Nwafor.
However, speaking in a monitored television interview, INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, insisted that the commission is built in a way that no department is wrapped around an individual.
Okoye attributed INEC’s inability to transmit polling units results directly to its portal in real time as it promised before the elections to “technical glitches” which he said have been rectified ahead of the March 18 governorship and state assembly elections.
He assured Nigerians that the commission’s Result Viewing Portal (IReV) will be functional during the March 18 elections.