The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, denied on Thursday that the transfer of the former Director of ICT was one of the reasons for glitches during the uploading of the national election results on February 25.
According to INEC's Chief Press Secretary, Rotimi Oyekanmi, such a report is an attempt to mislead the public.
Even if the former ICT Director was still in charge, he believes there could be problems.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday denied report that the transfer of former Director of ICT is one of the reasons there were glitches during the uploading of the Feb. 25 national election results.
Rotimi Oyekanmi, INEC's Chief Press Secretary, said such report is an attempt to mislead the public.
According to him, there could still be glitches even if the former ICT Director was still in charge.
“First, the IReV and Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) are two separate entities, and they are independent of each other.
“The relationship between the two is that the BVAS is used to transmit the picture of Form EC8A, which is the Polling Unit Result Sheet in PDF format, as well as the Voters' Accreditation Data to the IREV,” he said.
He explained that the IReV's glitches during the Feb. 25th election could not have affected the BVAS's functionality, and that the BVAS can transmit Polling Unit results in offline mode if there is no network at the polling unit at the time of the activity.
Oyekanmi went on to say that the former ICT Director is a respected, brilliant employee who performed admirably in his role, and that INEC has other staff members who could effectively fill his former position.