The All Progressives Congress, APC, National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, has kicked against the use of all forms of technology, including the deployment of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, and the INEC Results Viewing Portal, IReV, by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the 2023 general elections, especially the Presidential election,
The National Chairman spoke on Wednesday, to a Delegation from the Commonwealth Election Observation Mission.
His exact words: “Our concern is how ready are we to deploy some of these technologies as regards transmission (of election results).
“To transmit results, every part of the nation Nigeria; I am not sure that the network covers it. I know that even in parts of Abuja, there is no network, and we have from now till February, when in substantial parts of the country, there is no electricity.”
Adamu added that INEC must assure his party that they are 100 percent ready.
Also speaking at the Delegation, the National Organising Secretary of the APC, Ambassador Suleiman Argungu, toed the same line as Adamu.
He said that apart from the issue of electricity, which is unstable, some communities and villages bordering other countries, such as in Kebbi State, could not get Nigerian networks, including Glo, MTN, Airtel, in the previous elections.
He said: “If you want to get them, you have to use the number of the other countries to reach them. So, during the election, I do not see how the transmission of results will work.”