The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, has revealed that the commission recorded several server attacks during the governorship election in Ekiti and Osun states.
The INEC boss disclosed this at the launch of Result Analysis Dashboard (ERAD) by Yiaga Africa held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on Friday.
Yakubu said the commission remains resolute in delivering credible elections in 2023, adding that the INEC will continue to stay one step ahead of those who want sabotage its efforts.
He said, “We recorded several server attacks during elections in Ekiti Osun states. Some are as far as from Asia, but we will be a step ahead of them. INEC has drastically tackled major result management problems in Nigeria.”
He appreciated Yiaga Africa for the move, saying INEC will support the organization for transparent result management during 2023 elections.
He added, “This is the first of its kind in Nigeria and Yiaga Africa and Channels Television have once more confirmed that they are leading organizations in the spheres of election and public information. The coming together of the two in this novel project demonstrates their innovativeness, ingenuity and commitment to the public interest and social responsibility.