The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner for Osun State, Dr. Mutiu Agboke has declared that the commission is now an enemy and target of politicians in Nigerian because of the introduction of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machine at the forthcoming elections.
Naija News reports that Agboko said the day due process is allowed to hold in Nigeria’s election, then the country can have good leaders.
According to him, the situation surrounding the security architecture, advocacy and sensitisation towards the 2023 general elections is worrisome considering the recent attacks on the facilities of the commission.
Agboko said this on Monday during an advocacy visit to the Engineering Construction Command (ECC), Ede, National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the Osun State Police Command headquarters in Osogbo.
The Osun REC told the Commander of ECC, Brigadier General Kabir Suleiman, that politicians believed that everyone could be bought, but nothing would stop INEC from using the BVAS machine at the polls next year.
The INEC commissioner notes that it is only politicians that have raised issues about the BVAS, but no matter what they do, elections can not be rigged.
“INEC has become the enemy of politicians because of the introduction of the BVAS machine.
“The day we allow due process to run our election in Nigeria, correct leaders will start to emerge.
“Politicians are the ones speaking against the use of technology. Our elections cannot be rigged by anybody
“No accreditation, no voting. No BVAS, no voting. Where the accredited voters are more than the votes cast, there is human interference.
“We are going to apply the use of BVAS in the 2023 general elections.
“INEC does not have a political party. We will deliver the process,” the Osun REC insisted.