Atiku: “Annul The Elections Where BVAS Machines Weren’t Used”


In some parts of Borno State where BVAS were not utilised in last Saturday’s election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has demanded that the Independent Nigerian Electoral Commission (INEC) call off the elections.

The PDP campaign council, in a statement released by its spokesman, Daniel Bwala, expressed displeasure that results that were not made public at the collation centres will be permitted to be presented at the national collation Centre.

According to him, “in specific reference to Borno State, we reject in totality, all areas where elections were conducted without the use of BVAS in compliance with the provisions of the new electoral act. We have concrete evidence at our disposal to confirm these facts.

“Consequently, elections results produced from such areas will not be accepted by our parties and therefore call for outright cancellations of votes produced from such areas like Southern Borno Senatorial District:

“The entire results of Bayo and Shani local government areas where there was gross violation and complete non usage of BVAS for accreditation before voting cannot be acceptable.

“In Gwoza LGA, specifically Ngoshe ward, BVAS was not used. In Northern and central Borno, we observed similar gross violation.There is a case where BVAS malfunctions and could not capture or work properly in Bayo, Shani and Gwoza local government areas, Ngoshe ward to be precise.

“Voters were not allowed to vote in some wards in Gwoza. The incidence of not using BVAS in some units across the Senatorial district also pervaded the entire process.

“Also in Rivers State, there are incidents of BVAS bypass and violence in Obio/Akpor local government area, ditto Etche local government, Omuma local government and Ikwere local government.”

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