BVAS data intact, INEC tells court, parties
Written by Taiwo Adekola on March 8, 2023
The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has said that information in the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System used for February 25 presidential polls is intact.
The electoral commission lead counsel, Tanimu Inuwa, gave the assurance yesterday at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, while opposing an application filed by the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, on BVAS deployed in the presidential poll.
Earlier, Obi, lead counsel, Dr Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN, had argued that the essence of the application was to enable the legal team to extract data embedded in the BVAS, “which represent the actual results from polling units.”
Obi’s lawyers also applied to obtain the certified true copy of all the data in the BVAS.
However, INEC, through its team of lawyers comprising four Senior Advocates of Nigeria, led by Inuwa, urged the court to refuse the application.
INEC insisted that granting the request by Obi would affect its preparations for the impending governorship and houses of assembly elections.