The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has asked security agencies and the internation community to place Senator Abdullahi Adamu, National Chairman of the APC on watchlist for his “irresponsible” comments about the use of Bimodel Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for the 2023 general elections.
Adamu had while speaking to a delegation from the Commonwealth Election Observation mission claimed that Nigeria was not yet ready for using BVAS in elections, particularly the 2023 polls.
Hear Adamu: “Our concern is how ready we are to deploy some of these technologies as regards transmission.
“To transmit results, every part of the nation Nigeria I’m not sure the network covers it.
“I know that even in parts of Abuja, there is no network, and we have from now till February when in substantial parts of the country, there is no electricity”.
Reacting to the development, the National President of Ohanaeze Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike accused the APC of trying to truncate Nigeria’s democracy.
According to him, Adamu’s stand was a confirmation of earlier rumour of an ignoble attempt to remove the INEC Chairman, Professor Yakubu Mahmood from office over his insistence to deploy technology to enhance the creditility of the electoral process.
“We are in deep shock over the unpopular statement by the APC National Chairman, Senator Adamu. It is even more unpardonable considering that it is coming from the chairman of the ruling party”, the Ohanaeze youth president said.
Okwu stressed that the 2023 general election is between the forces of darkness that had held the country down for decades and the future generation, adding that there would be no hiding place for failed politicians like Adamu who were plotting to truncate it.
Okwu said the youths will shut down the country should anyone attempt to toy with the future of Nigeria.
“The highest legacy President Buhari has bequeathed for this country is signing the amended Electoral Act and we shall give INEC all the support to ensure its full application,” he said, while urging security agencies and the international community to place Adamu and his collaborators on watchlist as they were poised to destroy Nigeria to realize their selfish agenda.