Politics

APC: We’re committed to electronic transmission of election results

The All Progressives Congress (APC) primary poll that produced Senator Emmanuel Bwacha as its candidate for governor in the 2023 general election has been declared invalid by the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated, contrary to some media reports, that it is committed to the electronic transmission of election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 2023.

On Thursday in Abuja, Mr Felix Morka, APC National Publicity Secretary, made these comments to reporters at the party’s national headquarters.

Morka responded to reports in the press that his party was against using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and the Results Viewing Portal (IReV) in the upcoming 2023 general election.

According to him, at a meeting with the Commonwealth Pre-election delegation, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, the national chairman of the APC, was severely misquoted on the deployment of BVAS and electronic transmission of election results.

“A section of the media is awash with comments credited to the APC National Chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, on the deployment of the BVAS and IReV.

“Otherwise known as the electronic transmission of election results for the 2023 general election.

“Media allegations that Chairman Adamu kicked against INEC’s decision to implement BVAS and electronic transmission of results is incorrect and constitutes an unjust portrayal of the national chairman’s chairman’s words.

“To be clear, Chairman Adamu did not kick against the deployment of BVAS or electronic transmission of results as erroneously reported by sections of the media,” the APC scribe said.

He claimed that the Electoral Act had been successfully reformed by the APC-led administration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration and that BVAS had been introduced, among other technological improvements.

He also mentioned that the administration had overseen credible, free, fair, and transparent elections in Edo, Anambra, Ekiti, and Osun states.

“Our party and government remain dedicated to the most significant levels of election transparency and democratic consolidation in our nation.

“At the meeting with the commonwealth pre-election delegation, the APC national chairman, while responding to a question regarding the country’s preparations for the 2023 election, said preparations were in top gear.

“He tasked INEC to take effective steps to bridge any gaps created by electricity and telecommunications network challenges in certain outlying voting districts in the country.

“This is to ensure a smooth and successful deployment of BVAS and other technologies to ensure free and transparent election,” Morka stated.