Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Labour Party's lawyer, Onyechi Ikpeazu has accused INEC of trying to clear up the number of authorized voters that were captured by BVAS during the 2023 presidential election that was held on Saturday.
The lawyer who made such accusation during an interview few hours ago, revealed that two applications of interest were filed at the federal high court, adding that;
"One is the application brought by INEC to bury the order. According to them, the order which enabled us to scan the ballot papers will expose the identities of voters and the person they voted for, but we are saying that is not the objective of the applicant. All we need to do is to actually verify that they were thumb impressions and we have no interest in that. I mean, how can you even begin to search that among the millions of people that voted. I mean, it's going to be stressful as far as I'm concerned. Then the other application which is of utmost importance is that INEC intends to reconfigure BVAS machines, and what that means is that they intend to wipe out the accreditation data captured for the presidential election, and that is really huge. My experience in the Osun State election is that the uploads with the back-end servers, especially the ones that were written earlier, did not contain all the information. Now for us to get the information of the accredited voters, we had to go to the BVAS machines themselves, and we got the order of the tribunal to enable us to do that, and once we did that, there was no over voting at all. So, what they are seeking to do in this situation is to wipe out the most vital physical evidence, which is the most reliable accreditation data, and if that is wiped out then all the petitions will be in jeopardy. It is actually the most important part of the election petition series in this dispensation".
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