Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
The Minister of Data and Tradition, Lai Mohammed, has described the February 25 presidential and Nationwide Meeting elections as some of the clear and credible elections Nigeria has ever had.
He added that the introduction of Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) has been a game-changer within the electoral course of within the nation.
Mohammed stated this in Oro, Irepodun Native Authorities Space of Kwara State shortly after casting his vote at Oro Ward 2 polling unit 006 within the ongoing governorship and Home of Meeting elections.
The election was characterised by low turnout locally.
However the minister attributed the seeming low turnout to the change in polling unit venue.
In response to him, “It’s too early to guage the turnout now at 9:45am. I believe the change of venue maybe, has contributed for the seeming low turnout.
“I hope that the get together brokers will proceed to mobilise the citizens and enlighten them of the brand new change of venue of the polling models.
“What I’ve noticed from February 25 until date is that there was marked enchancment within the efficiency of INEC.”
On BVAS, Mohammed stated: “With none doubt the introduction of BVAS has been a game-changer. Within the sense that with BVAS we’re capable of get the precise variety of people who find themselves accredited and with BVAS it’s not attainable so that you can vote twice. As a result of your biometrics and facial look are captured.
“That explains why though INEC says that about 84 million registered voters are in Nigeria, however the final election confirmed that solely about 24 million voters truly forged their votes. That’s largely due to the effectiveness of BVAS.
“This to me might be some of the clear and credible elections in Nigeria. That’s the reason I get anxious in regards to the red-erring by some folks I can name unhappy losers within the aftermath of the presidential and Nationwide Meeting elections.
“I’m glad to say that a few of the aggrieved events have gone to court docket. That’s the smartest thing in any election on the planet. Let the court docket interpret what the legislation says.”