Gombe State Governor Inuwa Yahaya has stated that the implementation of the Bimodal Voter Authentication System (BVAS) will eliminate the possibility of electoral fraud in the upcoming 2023 vote.
According to Yahaya, who made this claim on Tuesday in the Tukulma ward of the Akko LGA in Gombe State, card readers used in previous elections had been used by some politicians for electoral fraud before the introduction of the BVAS device.
The governor stated that INEC has implemented the BVAS to prevent electoral fraud.
He expressed confidence that APC candidates at all levels would win elections in the state whenever the 2023 elections were held.
“Before now, some people will sit in a room and write results, declaring whoever the winner of the election, but with BVAS, we are not scared because we have supporters,” he said.
Yahaya urged eligible voters in the ward to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and said that these cards were still the only means by which people could choose and decide on their leaders come election time.
He urged the state’s female and young voters to cast their ballots for APC candidate Bola Tinubu and all APC candidates, saying that doing so would enable his administration to keep up the state’s recent success.
Earlier, Mr Zubair Umar, the State Director-General of the APC Campaign Council, urged supporters to get their PVCs for the 2023 election.
Umar also encouraged young people to avoid violence and participate in politics peacefully.
He claimed that Yahaya didn’t have to run for reelection because his administration’s results were so much better than expected.
He claims that over 200,000 PVCs still need to be collected in Gombe State; thus, I urge supporters and all those who registered to make sure that they collect their PVCs before elections to enable them to vote for the party of their choice.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Governor Yahaya and his campaign team have already canvassed every ward in the Balanga, Kaltungo, Kwami, Shongom, and Billiri Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state and are now in the Akko LGA.