JUST IN: INEC Alters Figures of Accredited Voters In Kogi State Governorship Election On IReV Portal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the process of altering the accredited voter figures displayed on its Results Viewing (IReV) portal for the Kogi State governorship elections.

This follows the revelation of discrepancies in the number of accredited voters reported by the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and the manually uploaded electoral result sheets in various polling units across Kogi State.


In an instance highlighted by SaharaReporters on Saturday, BVAS initially recorded 210 accredited voters at the LGEA School, Enyidudu III Polling Unit in Ikaraworo/Idobanyere I Ward of Adavi local government area. However, a subsequent check on Monday revealed a modification in the figure, which now stands at 441.

INEC has initiated this adjustment process in response to the reported disparities, aiming to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the election results in Kogi State.

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At the ABADAGI STREET III polling unit in OGAMINANA ward, ADAVI local government, the initial figure reported by IREV on Saturday was 240.

However, this number changed to 758 on Monday, even though the manual result still indicated 760 accredited voters. SaharaReporters previously highlighted similar discrepancies in various polling units across Okene, Adavi, and Okehi local government areas of the state.

For example, at the Ohiana Farm Settlement polling unit in Onyukoko Ward, Okene local government area, IREV displayed 202 voters on Saturday, suggesting that only 202 voters were captured by BVAS during the election. However, the manual records showed 535 accredited voters at the polling unit, with 530 valid votes cast.

In another polling unit in Onyukoko Ward, IREV reported 217 accredited voters on Saturday, but the manual result sheet contained 638 accredited votes, with 630 valid votes.