Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Chibudum Nwuche has expressed belief that the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BIVAS) device will enhance the credibility of Nigeria’s elections if put into proper use.
Speaking via a telephone interview with Vanguard after casting his votes, the erstwhile lawmaker stated that while there might have been some challenges in some areas the BVAS worked perfectly in his polling unit.
He insisted that the number of sitting governors losing their bid to enter the Senate has indicated that the BVAS is indeed serving it’s purpose.
He said, “The effective use of the BIVAS technology for me improved the quality of these election’s significantly. There may have been some challenges elsewhere because no human activity is completely error free.”
Speaking further Nwuche said, “The elections here went on peacefully without incident.
“If not for the BIVAS, how can anyone explain the number of sitting governors losing their bid to move into the Senate after serving for eight straight years as governors?
“Why can’t some of our leaders submit themselves to the true democratic process? If truly your aim is to serve people, there is no need to engage youths in violence because you are trying to get into office to make the lives of the people-youths inclusive better.
“Nigeria will be a better country when we agree to do things right especially when the people are allowed to freely choose those they want to represent them at all levels.”
This article was originally published on Naija News
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Author: Justina Otio