The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed concerns over the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on electronic transmission of election results during the 2023 polls.
Professor Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman recently said that the electoral umpire would not rescind on its decision on the use of the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) to transmit results from polling units in real-time.
But speaking in Abuja, Adamu Abdullahi, APC national chairman, noted that some parts of the country lack internet connectivity to allow the use of the BVAS.
“To transmit results to all parts of the country, I’m not sure that the network covers it; I know that even in parts of Abuja there is no network, and we have from now until February when in substantial parts of the country there is no electricity,” Adamu said.
“INEC must assure us 100 per cent that as of when they are due to transmit results, they are ready because they spoke about recharging batteries. But we heard in previous elections when it said it couldn’t recharge,” he added.
Meanwhile, INEC has urged Nigerians to report issues of underage registration to ensure effective clean-up of the voters register before the 2023 general election.