RSVP Newsletter, March 1, 2023

INEC Faces Criticism Over Failure to Electronically Transmit Results

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

“Elections should be a brief interlude in a life of engagement, not a moment of profound apathy or indifference.”

John Githongo

(Kenyan anti-corruption activist)



After a heated campaign season and a closely watched vote count, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced

Bola Tinubu

as the

winner of the 2023 Presidential election

. He won the election ahead of other contenders - the Peoples Democratic Party candidate,

Atiku Abubakar

; the Labour Party candidate,

Peter Obi

; and the New Nigeria Peoples Party candidate,

Rabiu Kwankwaso

However, it is important to note that there have been allegations of irregularities and other issues during the election process. Some voters and observers have claimed that there were incidents of

vote buying

, v

oter intimidation

, and other forms of electoral malpractice.

We also received multiple reports via our Call Centre from concerned voters in Lagos who have alleged incidents of vote buying, voter intimidation, and other forms of electoral malpractice during the election process.

Additionally, there has been criticism of INEC's failure to keep its

promise to electronically transmit results

from polling units to the


We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated on any new developments.

Election Watch Results

INEC promised that PU level results will be uploaded on its IReV Portal and the results captured will be used for collation. Unfortunately, this was not the case and we have situations where altered result sheets were used to declare results. This portal ( allows citizens to upload their signed copies of their PU Result Sheets to compare it to IReV uploads.  Click here to get started.The platform is provided by BudgIT, CcHub, CJID (Premium Times), Dataphyte & EiE Nigeria.

Enjoy the rest of the week.The EiE Nigeria Team