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'Nobody Can Tell Us That The BVAS Machine Was Not Supposed To Transmit Result' - Sen. Betty Apiafi

The issue of transmission of results has been a major issue at the House of Assembly as the lawmakers disagreed on the context of what the electoral law stipulates about the BVAS Machine. If you would recall that the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan claim that there is nothing like electoral transmission in the electoral law that they signed in the House.

Senator Betty Apiafi, a member of the PDP representing Rivers state in the house stated that they all knew the law they passed a few months ago. She alleged that nobody can tell them that the BVAS machine is not expected to transmit results. She identified that the purpose of the technology is to bring more transparency into the electoral process. According to her, if the BVAS machine is not designed to transmit result on the server then the technology personnel appointed by INEC are of no use at the polling unit. 

She said, ''If we are to say anything, we are just to appeal to Nigerians for calm and not to make them appear like a fool. Nobody can come here and tell us that the BVAS was not supposed to transmit the result. It was supposed to transmit the result, supported with a photograph of the result. 

And there is no way you can collate result without having your BVAS total in your server. In every collation point in Nigeria, there is technology personnel that is stationed at the collation center, whose responsibility is to make sure that the BVAS number tally with the results number. So if the BVAS number does not tally with the result numbers, then it is wrong.''

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