Following the judgment of the Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, which sacked Governor Ademola Adeleke and reinstated Gboyega Oyetola, a former Director of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said not all data was transmitted when the All Progressives Congress (APC) obtained the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) server report.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that a former Director, Voter Education and Publicity, INEC, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, stated that there should not have been a discrepancy in the 2022 Osun State governorship election.
He explained that the APC obtained a certified copy of the initial server report before some of the data had been transmitted by the BVAS hardware.
Osaze-Uzzi, however, pointed out that the judgment was not a unanimous judgement.
“The machines were tendered, so were the reports from the server, and there ought not to have been a discrepancy, but somewhere along the line, not all the data had been transmitted at the time the APC obtained the certified copy of the initial server report,” he said while speaking on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily.
Osaze-Uzzi, however, described the judgement as a validation of the role BVAS has played in enhancing the electoral process.
Rather than view the discrepancy from a negative perspective, he encouraged stakeholders to take a more optimistic outlook, arguing that BVAS exposed the over-voting in the election.
SOURCE: Politics Nigeria