…_BVAS Mock Exercise Fails, as INEC is compromised _
INEC came under heavy criticism of progressive coalition of civil society groups that alleged that the electoral body was not ready to conduct a free and fair election given the recent trends monitored by the organization.
The organization led by its secretary, Alhaji Dan Sule in a press release in Abuja stated that the electoral body was ill prepared given its antecedents of two postponements and the recent condemnation of its procedures and values by the Osun State Electoral Tribunal in its final judgement in the last conducted governorship election between Governor Oyetola and Senator Adeleke.
Already the organization stated that the report emanating from INEC indicates that given the Osun judgement a big loophole in BVAS operation that the opposition planned to exploit to hack the election has been discovered and INEC is struggling to plug the same.
“The “BVAS loophole” as it is called is now the major headache of INEC and should give headache to well meaning progressives given INEC’s recent hues and cries that their database is being hacked”, the Executive Secretary stated.
In a related event, it was also revealed by intelligence gathered by our correspondent that the mock BVAS exercise conducted by INEC over the last weekend failed woefully and that indeed, BVAS was likely to be be a major source of chaos if the Presidential election were held in less than two weeks. It was said that INEC officials were as usual covering their tracks and some may well have been compromised by the opposition.
The executive secretary called on INEC to come out clearly if they cannot meet up with the demands of Nigerians for a free, fair and transparent elections and should stop collusion with anti-democratic retrogressive forces that is bent on sabotaging and embarrassing the government of the day that has given INEC a free hand to operate instead of tele-guiding.
The group stated that, “Indeed, postponement will be an embarrassment to this administration, given that it will be a third one in a row in general elections, but if the cause is opposition hacking and sabotage as progressive forces have found out in Osun, then INEC must come out boldly to declare the same.”