The Resident Election Commissioner of the Independent National Election Commission in Osun State, Dr. Mutiu Agboke, has said that the use of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System for the 2023 elections would remove many fraudulent politicians.

Agboke in an exclusive interview with the punch on Thursday in Osogbo, he also stated that BVAS was not only trustworthy but could not be tampered with through human influence.

He also declared the commission’s readiness to hold a credible election in the state, adding that security has been tightened at all INEC local government offices across the state.

Speaking further about BVAS, Agboke said: “BVAS is 101 per cent reliable. There is no human influence or interference that can manipulate it. If someone wants to do some fraud, then they would have to leave BVAS and think of something else to do.

“You cannot manipulate him because he will use BVAS both for accreditation and for the transmission of results. Technically, the number of voters who are going to vote must be equal to the number of accredited voters.

“Whoever opposes the BVAS is the product of fraud and manipulation. Consequently, the INEC has been saying that there is no going back on this issue of the BVAS because in the few elections that have been held, the BVAS has shown us the voting pattern and the acceptability of the people.

“Those that are fraud products are likely to be removed by this BVAS because it guarantees certainty, ensures accuracy and gives confidence in the reliability of the results.”

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