BREAKING: Nigerian Activist Aisha Yesufu Responds To Appeal Court Ruling On INEC’s Election Result Transmission

Following the recent ruling by the Appeal Court in Lagos State, Nigerian activist Aisha Yesufu has expressed her reaction.

The court ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has the discretion to decide how it will transmit election results….CONTINUE READING

According to the court’s verdict, the Electoral Act grants INEC extensive discretionary powers to determine the method of transmitting or transferring election results.

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The ruling came as the court dismissed a Federal High Court judgment that had compelled INEC to upload results of the governorship and state House of Assembly elections directly from the polling units to the Results Viewing Portal (IReV). This case was filed by the Labour Party in Lagos.

The Labour Party, along with its governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, and 41 others, had obtained an order of mandamus to supposedly compel INEC to adhere to the Electoral Act and its guidelines for conducting elections by transmitting election results electronically.

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The initial judgment was delivered by Justice Peter Lifu of the Federal High Court, Lagos.

In response to the ruling, Aisha Yesufu acknowledged that the electoral law is explicit about the authority vested in INEC to determine the manner of transmitting results.

However, she emphasized that the critical concern lies in INEC’s failure to follow through with a clear decision on the chosen method of result transmission.

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Yesufu took to Twitter, stating: “Even the electoral law was explicit about that. The main issue is that when it decides on how to transmit, it must follow through on that decision….CONTINUE READING