Ruling on a motion ex-parte marked: FHC/L/CS/370/2023 filed by Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the Labour Party’s governorship candidate in Lagos, and 37 others, the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to electronically transmit results during the March 11 governorship and house of assembly elections in the state.
Justice Peter Lifu, the presiding judge on Friday mandated the electoral body to use the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) to upload a scanned copy of the EC8A to INEC’s result viewing portal (IReV).
According to the judge, the results must be uploaded immediately after the completion of voting in all polling units and the results sheet should be pasted in each PU after voting in the state.
The judge also issued order of mandamus mandating INEC to enforce Section 27(1) of the Electoral Act 2022 in the distribution of election materials by hiring impartial, qualified, and dependable logistic companies that are not partisan.
The substantive matter is fixed to be heard on March 7.