The All Progressives Congress have stated that its National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu,misquoted on the deployment of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System for the 2023 general elections.
According to The PUNCH, this was started by the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Barr. Felix Morka, through a press statement on Thursday.
Morka stated that while Adamu had tasked INEC with deploying the technology, the party was still committed to the highest level of electoral transparency.
His statement read, “A section of the media is awash with comments credited to the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, on the deployment of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System and the Results Viewing Portal, otherwise known as electronic transmission of election results, for the 2023 general election.
“Media reports that chairman Adamu kicked against INEC’s decision to deploy BVAS and electronic transmission of results is patently false, and constitutes an unfair misrepresentation of the National Chairman’s comments.
“At a meeting with the Commonwealth pre-election delegation yesterday, Wednesday, November 23, 2022, in response to a question regarding the country’s preparations for next year’s election, the National Chairman noted that, while preparations were in top gear, he tasked INEC to take effective steps to bridge any gaps that may be created by electricity and telecommunications network challenges in certain outlying voting districts in the country in order to ensure a smooth and successful deployment of BVAS and other technologies to ensure free and transparent elections.”
It would be recalled that Adamu had expressed reservation over the deployment of electronic transmission of results technology when a Commonwealth delegation on the 2023 general election paid a courtesy call on him at the party secretariat on Wednesday.
The former Nasarawa governor said unless INEC was prepared to assure the ruling party and Nigerians that they were 100 per cent ready, its proposed use of the technology would be shrouded in doubt.