The Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has expressed doubt in the capacity of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to effectively utilize the newly introduced BVAS technologies for the 2023 election process.
Expressing his worries while speaking at Chatham House on Monday, Tinubu, who was responding to question bordering on possibilities of allowing Nigerians in the diaspora to cast their ballot, said that the election umpire had not assured Nigerians that
“If you make a contribution to the economy with remittances that you have been making, your right to vote should not be abrogated but promoted, however, we are still building confidence in our democratic and voting system, INEC is still yet to assure us during this election that electronic transmission, the technology being used for accreditation and the total votes count is reliable, dependable and assuring,” he said.
His comments come just as INEC continues to assure Nigerians of free fair and credible elections.
The election umpire had in the build-up to the 2023 presidential election introduced the BVAS technology, the technology which was used for the Ondo and Ekiti governorship elections was brought in to address the issue of possible rigging and incidents of over-voting on election day.