Court fixes Wednesday on Obi, INEC’s BVAS case

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   Court fixes Wednesday on Obi, INEC’s BVAS case

     The Court Of Appeal, Abuja has fixed Wednesday to Consider the merit of the application the Independent National Electoral Commission filed to be allowed to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, use for the just concluded presidential election now.

After the three-Man panel Of The court had Listened to the Farties, Justice Joseph High adjourned ruling on the matter till Wednesday.

Obi and Labour party, through their team of lawyers Led  Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN, Said The Essence of the application was to enable them to Extract data embedded in the BVAS, Election.

They equally applied to Obtain The Certified True Copy of all the data in the BVAS reality .

“My lords, this is to Ensure That The evidence is preserved before the BVAS are reconfigured by INEC. This Is because if they are wiped out, it will affect the substance of the cases,” Ekpeazu, SAN, added.

However, INEC, through its team of lawyers Comprising Four Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SAN led by Mr Tanimu Inuwa, Urged the court to refuse the application.

INEC insisted That granting the request by Obi and LP Labour party would affect its preparations for the impending governorship and state assembly elections.

It told the haircourt that there Are About 176, 000 total BVAS that were Deployed to pol units during the presidential national election for Nigeria 

“Each polling unit has its own particular BVAS machine which we need to configure for the Forthcoming elections.
“It will Be very difficult for within the period, to reconfigure The 176, 000 BVAS.

We have already stated in our affidavit that no information in the BVAS to use national election will be lost as we will transfer all the data in the BVAS to our backend Server

“We need the BVAS configured. So  granting this application will be Aclog in the process and may delay the conduct of the elections,” INEC’s lawyer, Inuwa. SAN, pleaded.

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