INEC Refutes Claims Officials Reconfiguring BVAS in Kogi Government House, Warns Politicians Against False Alarm

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has dismissed allegations that some of its officials were reconfiguring Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, machines in Kogi State Government House, Lokoja ahead of the November 11 governorship election in the state.

The Chief Press Secretary, CPS Rotimi Oyekanmi in a press statement faulted the alleged statement signed by ID Ijele, Director of New  media of the SDP Governorship campaign team in Kogi State that three staff of INEC are right now maliciously reconfiguring the BVAS machines in the Government House, Lokoja, with the intention of manipulating the forthcoming Governorship election in a part of the State in favour of a candidate. 

Oyekanmi said, the story is untrue. The three persons mentioned are not associated with the configuration of the BVAS machines and not even in Kogi State at the moment.

He added that Mr. Nicholas Ocholi is on his duty post in our Ondo State office in Akure. Ibrahim Egbunu is attending to a very close family member hospitalised in Abuja. Mohammed Adara retired last year and is no longer a staff of the Commission.

He noted that the configuration of BVAS is done simultaneously and exclusively in our offices in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States professionally and strictly handled by teams deployed from the national HQ, Abuja.

Oyekanmi therefore advised Nigerians to disregard the story as fake news. At the same time, the Commission appeals to political parties to desist from engaging in malicious rumour mongering of this nature.

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