Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, has expressed concern about the planned electronic transmission of results in the 2023 general elections.
According to reports from WITHIN NIGERIA, Tinubu stated that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has not assured Nigerians of the reliability of electronic transmission of election results.
This was stated by the former Governor of Lagos State on Monday during an appearance at Chatham House in London, United Kingdom.
Tinubu stated that the electoral commission should come out and assure the public that the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) that will be used for accreditation and the INEC Election Result Viewing Portal (IReV) that will be used to show the total votes count are both trustworthy.
Tinubu believes that Nigerians in the diaspora should be allowed to vote in future elections because they contribute to the economy through remittances.
If you make contributions to the economy with the remittances that you are making, your right to vote should not be abrogated but promoted.
However, we are still building confidence in our democratic and voting system. INEC is still yet to assure us during this election that electronic transmission; the technology being used for accreditation, and the total votes count is reliable, dependable and assuring in our democratic process before we introduce a complicated element of ballot.
Tinubu was accompanied to the world-leading policy institute and think-tank alongside the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai and his Jigawa State counterparty, Abubakar Badaru; former Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi; amongst others.