March 22, 2023



2023: APC afraid of BVAS – Aniagwu

The Spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) presidential marketing campaign council, Charles Aniagwu, on Thursday stated the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are fearful of the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) ‘s determination to deploy Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).

In keeping with him, “The gadget would expose APC to ridicule following their abysmal efficiency since 2015.”

Mr. Aniagwu in an announcement in Asaba stated APC fought very arduous to make sure that the legislation backing deployment of expertise within the electoral course of was not handed within the Nationwide Meeting.

He stated, “The PDP could be very a lot disposed to using BVAS and may by no means be a part of these planning to convey down the INEC Chairman as a result of we consider that he’s doing his finest to enhance on our electoral course of.

“The APC candidate and their members weren’t snug with using BVAS and you’ll recall when the Nationwide Meeting was debating on the Digital Switch of End result, the Deputy President of the Senate who’s governorship candidate of the APC in Delta, Ovie Omo-Agege and plenty of others vehemently opposed that exact innovation and that’s to inform you that the APC should not too snug with the BVAS.

“BVAS goes to be a recreation changer and as a celebration we’re very assured that we’ll win by regular voting and we’re hopeful that the votes of Nigerians will rely.

“The INEC Chairman and his group have executed so effectively, they could have their pitfalls as human beings however one can price them far above common on the reforms they’ve dropped at bear on our electoral system.

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“And to a big extent I wish to consider that they’ve been fairly impartial within the electoral course of we’re having in the mean time.” 

Whereas reacting to the alarm raised by INEC that the 2023 normal elections may be postponed because of the insecurity challenges throughout the nation, Aniagwu stated, “INEC is elevating these points with a view to getting the authorities to strengthen the safety companies and I’m very blissful that the president yesterday did give an assurance that we have to trust in our safety companies.

“The president additionally assured he would see by a really credible electoral course of and thus far, from his feedback and actions, I wish to consider that he’s very a lot dedicated to that course of.

“You noticed what occurred in Osun, it’s adjudged to be a really credible electoral course of. That might be one of many credit that you would ascribe to the president. Regardless of the various different pitfalls we have now seen on this administration, by way of enhancements within the electoral course of, Muhammadu Buhari might be adjudged to have executed fairly effectively in his want to depart behind a reputable electoral course of.

“And so if INEC is elevating that challenge, it isn’t misplaced as a result of there are quite a lot of safety threats in a lot of locations. You’ve seen a few of the INEC workplaces burnt down in some locations within the Southeast after which a couple of different makes an attempt within the Southwest.

“We do hope that the safety companies will beef up safety round these establishments and police all of the size and breadth of this nation for the aim of getting Nigerians to have the boldness to prove on election day and for INEC to even have the boldness to deploy each delicate and non delicate supplies on election day. So it’s not misplaced that INEC raised the alarm.”

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