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2023: PDP kicks as APC dismisses electronic transmission of results

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Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has dismissed the use of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System for the 2023 general elections.

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The national chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Adamu, raised some concerns over the use of the BVAS when a delegation of the Commonwealth for the 2023 general elections paid a courtesy visit to the party secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday.

Adamu said he doubted if the introduction of BVAS for the transmission of elections in real time would produce a fair result for the nation in the 2023 elections.

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In his words, “To transmit results to all parts of the country, I’m not sure that the network covers it; I know that even in parts of Abuja there is no network, and we have from now until February when in substantial parts of the country there is no electricity.

“INEC must assure us 100 per cent that as of when they are due to transmit results, they are ready because they spoke about recharging batteries. But we heard in previous elections when it said it couldn’t recharge.”

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In their reaction, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took a swipe a the APC national chairman for doubting INEC’s ability to transmit the 2023 results in real time from polling units to a central server.

The spokesperson for the party, Debo Ologunagba, said the ruling party was already jittery knowing that with the BVAS, its chances of rigging the polls would be limited.

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“The APC knows they stand no chance of winning elections in this country if the process is transparent. At a time the whole world is commending INEC, the APC national chairman is expressing doubt. What does that tell you? The ruling party does not want the 2023 polls to be credible, free and fair. The PDP is fully behind INEC in the use of BVAS and planned transmission of results in real time.

“BVAS was used in Ekiti and Osun states and the process was adjudged to be credible. INEC has improved over the years. We enjoin every political party to support the commission in its mandate of delivering credible elections to the country in 2023 and beyond,” he said

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Meanwhile, INEC has insisted that there is no going back on the use of BVAS for the transmission of results in the 2023 elections.

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