By Hajara Hussaini
A post shared on Twitter claims that two results have been uploaded in Rivers state to the INEC result viewing portal as early as 9:55 am while the election is expected to still be going on.
According to INEC guidelines for elections, the process is expected to start at 8:30 am and end by 2:30 pm. Therefore, the result-upload by 9:55 am can be seen as premature.
To verify this claim, fact-checkers at the CDD Election War Room visited IReV portal and discovered that two results had indeed been uploaded.
However, it appeared to have been an error as one of the uploads was an empty sheet from the Ojugbe Town Hall polling unit and the other was a picture of a male ad-hoc staff from the Baptist High School I polling unit.
The ad-hoc staff has a reflective INEC jacket.
Verdict: Fact-checkers at the CDD Election War Room can confirm that the claim that the results were uploaded as means to rig the election is misleading. What was uploaded to the portal does not contain any results at all.
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