Senator Dino Melaye, National Collation Agent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has protested the collation and announcement of presidential election results at the International Conference Centre, the venue of the exercise.
The former lawmaker is challenging all the results presented by the various State Collation Officers.
He wants the results presented at the polling units displayed on the INEC website for comparison with the ones presented by the state’s collation officers.
“As I speak to you, those results were not uploaded for several hours,” Mr Melaye added. “Yesterday I complained to the chairman and two other commissioners and in my presence, they called the REC in Imo, where even the director of ICT was saying they should use offline to upload. So if results were not uploaded, we as parties cannot be challenged that the process is over. The process is not over because it is faulty and results were not uploaded.”
The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who tried to calm him down said, “Dino, you are now deliberately being obstructive.”
On Sunday, INEC admitted the slow uploading of polling unit results on its result viewing portal (IRev).