Experts Raises Concern Over INEC’s Application to Court to Reconfigure BVAS
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 7, 2023
Information Technology Experts have raised concern over the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to approach the Court of Appeal in Abuja, for an order varying the permission the court had previously granted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) to inspect materials used by the commission in the conduct of the February 25 presidential election.
Recall that INEC had requested an application to the court to reconfigure the Bimodal Voters’ Accreditation System BVAS before deploying them for the March 11 governorship and state Houses of Assembly polls.
According to the experts who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission has elicited questions about the integrity of the recently held poll.
The IT experts plead the court not to grant the request, saying that would allow the electoral body to tamper with the evidence and compromise the pending litigations on the controversial poll and further worsen the credibility of the entire process.
They further stated that INEC does not need to reconfigure the BVAS ahead of the gubernatorial and the states’ houses of assembly polls.