We have learnt some lessons from Osun Tribunal Judgment – INEC


Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) did not fail during the last Osun State Governorship election.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated on Saturday, while monitoring the mock accreditation exercise at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Last week, Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal, sacked Ademola Adeleke as the Governor of the State for over-voting at over 700 polling units in the July 16, 2022 governorship election.

Yakubu said the BVAS machine during the Osun State governorship election was not on trial.

He, however, stated that the commission had learnt some lessons from the judgement.

Yakubu added that he would not comment further on the issue because it was still in court.

He said, “The BVAS never failed anywhere and as you have seen here, the machine actually never failed.

“I wouldn’t like to comment on a matter in court as it is subjudice but in every situation, the commission learns and carries the experience from what has happened to improve the processes for the next election.

“We have learnt some lessons from what happened and one of the lessons is to be able to transmit the accreditation data.”

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