The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed not to allow aggrieved political parties and individuals seeking to have access to the Commission’s Backend Server or Cloud for whatsoever reason.
According to INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of Voter Education, Barrister Festus Okoye, the Commission will not allow the public access to its Backend Server or Cloud.
Okoye said that that will not happen as political parties that are challenging the Presidential election results are complaining that INEC has not allowed them to have access to the Commission’s Backend Server or Cloud and also want to observe the Backing up of the Presidential election results to ensure that no data is lost in the process.
He said that INEC is the only body that has the constitutional power to make political rules of the elections in Nigeria and will not allow any other body to dictate for it. “That will not happen. We cannot allow them to inspect our Backend Server or INEC Cloud, that will not happen “ he said.
Okoye further advised political parties need not wait for the Commission to provide all the results because there were Polling Units where elections did not hold.
“Political parties need not wait for the Commission before they will get their own results because they are supposed to have received them from the Party Agents they deployed to over 176, 000 Polling Units across Nigeria. Each political party’s agent at the PU level got a copy of the result sheet so they need not come to INEC to inspect our Backend Server or Cloud. We will not allow it”, the INEC top official insists.