Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) IReV Portal had displayed that Peter Obi did not win 2023 Presidential Election in 19 States. According to reports from a fact-checking organisation, Dubawa, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, did not win the election in 19 states during the February 25 election. DUBAWA said its findings are based on data on the Independent National Electoral Commission’s result-viewing platform “INEC IRev portal”. The fact-checking organisation has noted that the trending claim that Obi won 19 states in the poll Is misleading.
“DUBAWA visited the INEC’s result viewing portal. As of the time of filing this report at 05:47 pm on March 7, 2023, only results from 164,233 polling units have been uploaded on the IREV portal representing 92.87% of the total 176,846 polling units. This means the results of 12,613 polling units nationwide had yet to be uploaded on the IReV portal. It is, therefore, misleading to dismiss the result announced by INEC and claim that Mr Obi won 19 states, including the FCT. Also, the result uploaded by a Facebook user, Mazi Chiemena Samuel, which showed Labour Party’s victory in about 18 states, including the FCT, is not from the IReV portal. Instead, it is a report from a poll conducted by Nextier on January 27, 2023.” DUBAWA report read in part.