Electoral Act: Jega Urges INEC To Resist Pressure By Politicians

Electoral Act: Jega Urges INEC To Resist Pressure By Politicians
Attahiru Jega

Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega has urged the electoral umpire to resist pressure from politicians who oppose the deployment of the Bimodal Voter Registration System (BVAS) for the 2023 elections.

Jega made this appeal while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, saying the desperation of politicians is growing as the country gets closer to an election season.

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“I think what is most important is the capacity of the election management body to resist that pressure and having recognised that using technology will add more value to the election, they should just remain focused,” said the former Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano.

He urged INEC “not allow the parties to stop them from using the BVAS or the electronic transmission of results since they now have a legal backing”.