Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has talked about why the commission changes result sheets during elections.
Yakubu spoke in Abuja on Friday, at a Stakeholders’ Conference On Election Results Management and the Launch of the Election Result Analysis Dashboard (ERAD) of Yiaga Africa.
As part of measures to strengthen the 2023 elections, Yiaga Africa came up with the ERAD initiative.
Commenting on this, the INEC Chairman commended the Civil Society Organisation, saying INEC is ready to collaborate on making the project work.
He also spoke about how the dashboard helped to amplify INEC’s work during the last governorship election in Osun State.
“The visibility that ERAD gave to the INEC Result Viewing (IReV) portal has been momentous and it is deeply appreciated by INEC. I hope the Dashboard is sustained and INEC remains ready to work with you to improve on it.”
“Apart from voting, results management is easily the most critical aspect of election administration. Indeed, for most politicians, it is perhaps more important than voting… We constantly change result sheet colour because politicians like to produce their own result during election.”
The event is ongoing at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.