INEC Chairman Finally Release Report About BVAS Machine Used For 2023 Presidential Election
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has said the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) machine used in the 2023 elections recorded a 98% success rate in uploading results.
INEC Chairman stated this on Tuesday, July 4, while addressing the Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) in the 36 states at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
According to the INEC chairman, the deployed BVAS machine for the 2023 general election performed better than that of the 2019 general election.
He said: “Our records show that the success rate for BVAS accreditation stands at 98% compared to the Smart Card Reader’s 29.2% during the 2019 General Election.”
INEC Chairman, however said reviews are ongoing to gather all evidence of malpractices that transpired during the election so that the perpetrators will be prosecuted.
Earlier, the Electoral Commission on Tuesday, said the technical glitch experienced in the upload of the February 25 presidential election in the country should not write off the entire polls held nationwide.
INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye stated this in response to the final report on the 2023 general elections submitted by the European Union Election Observation Mission on Monday.
Okoye urged Nigerians not to judge the electoral umpire as a result of the challenge the commission experienced in the upload of the presidential election.
“It is not fair to judge the entire performance of the commission on the basis of a glitch in the result upload for the presidential election,” he said.
According to him, the law has empowered political parties to know what goes on at the polling units.
“Almost all the political parties nominated and got accredited at least over 170,000 polling agents. What that means is that they had primary evidence of the results from the polling units”.
Okoye explained that Nigerians commended the electoral body for the deployment of the BVAS in the general elections.