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Lawan casts vote, louds BVAS’ introduction by INEC

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The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has cast his vote at Katuzu 002B polling unit in Gashua, Bade Local Government Area of Yobe.

Speaking shortly after the vote, Lawan expressed satisfaction with the exercise conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He commended INEC for introducing Bimodal Voter Accreditation system (BVAS), saying that the device had enhanced electoral credibility and accuracy in the country.

The Senate President also commended the National Assembly for passing the Electoral Act 2022 which gave a legal backing to the use of BVAS in elections.

“ I will say kudos to the National Assembly for passing a law amending the electoral act that makes the process of our elections better.

“ I think there is still room for improvement, but credit to the National Assembly for giving more roles to technology to decide and influence the outcome of our elections, and mitigate fraud,” he said.

Lawan also louded the Federal Government for allowing electoral process to be entirely determined by guidelines and regulations of INEC.

He said : “ we did not use our incumbent factor to stop the opposition from winning elections, even in areas that are the strongholds of the APC.”

He expressed optimism that the APC would win governorship election in not let less than 28 states of the federation.

Similarly, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the state, Alhaji Sherif Abdullahi, had cast his vote at LEA 002 polling unit in Gashua.

Abdullahi, while speaking with journalists, pledged to focus on infrastructure and human capital development, if elected.

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