2023 Electoral: Jega Urges INEC to Resist Intimidation by Politicians
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 13, 2022
Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega has urged the electoral umpire to resist pressure by politicians who oppose to the deployment of the Bimodal Voter Registration System (BVAS) for the 2023 elections.
Jega, who spoke last night on Channels Television’s Politics Today and monitored by RoyalFM, the desperation of politicians grows as the country gets closer to the 2023 general election.
He urged INEC “not to allow the parties to stop them from using the BVAS or the electronic transmission of results since they now have a legal backing”.
It could be recalled that the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), amongst other claims, recently said there are alleged plots to stop the electronic transmission of the 2023 election results and deactivate the BVAS from the server of INEC.
The BVAS is stipulated in the Electoral Act of 2022 and it is a technological system which allows for accreditation of voters through biometrics capturing, uploading of results amongst others.
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