By Joy Odor
The All Progressives Congress, (APC), said it is not against the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, (BVAS), and electronic transmission of results in the 2023 general elections.
The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Barrister Felix Morka stated this while briefing the media on Thursday to counter the earlier reported news that the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, expressed worry over the use of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for the 2023 election.
He described as false and unfair misrepresentation of the national chairman’s comments during a meeting with the Commonwealth pre-election delegation.
He said: “A section of the media is awash with comments credited to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu on the deployment of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and the Results Viewing Portal (IReV), otherwise known as electronic transmission of election results, for the 2023 general elections.
“Media reports that Chairman Adamu kicked against INEC’s decision to deploy BVAS and electronic transmission of results is patently false, and constitute 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.
“To be clear, Chairman Adamu did not kick against the deployment of BVAS or electronic transmission of results as erroneously reported by sections of the media.
“The APC administration of President Muhammadu Buhari midwifed the successful reform of the Electoral Act, the introduction of (BVAS) among other technological innovation, and has superintended the conduct of credible, free, fair and transparent elections in Edo, Anambra, Ekiti and Osun States.
“Our Party and Government remain committed to the highest levels of electoral transparency and democratic consolidation in our country” he said.