Oyetola vs Adeleke: INEC Finally Opens up on Controversies Over BVAS in Osun Election
- INEC has commented on the ruling of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal that sacked Governor Ademola Adeleke of the PDP and declared Gboyega Oyetola of the APC as the winner
- A former director of Voter Education and Publicity of INEC, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, disclosed that there should not have been any discrepancy in the election
- According to Osaze-Uzzi, the APC obtained a certified copy of the initial server report before the initial data was transmitted by the BVAS hardware
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Osogbo, Osun - Following the ruling of the Osun state governorship election petition tribunal and the discrepancy that followed the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has spoken.
The tribunal sacked Governor Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after removing over-voting and adding new votes for Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress.
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Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, a former director of the Voter Education and Publicity of INEC, disclosed this on Monday, January 30 while speaking on the Channels Television Programme, Sunrise Daily.
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According to him, the discrepancy should not have come up in the 2022 governorship election in Osun state.
According to Osaze-Uzzi, a certified copy of the initial server report was obtained by the APC before the transmission of the initial data report by the BVAS hardware.
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He also pointed out that the tribunal ruling was not a unanimous judgment.
“The second [tribunal] member – the honourable justice who dissented from his two colleagues – said, ‘I would rather use the primary source of this information, and the primary source of this data is actually the machine itself,'” the INEC official said.
“It is basically a computer. So, rather than go to the server where it transmitted data, I would use the printout from the machine itself.
Osun tribunal: Oyetola shows new dancing step in traditional vibes after court sacks Adeleke
Legit.ng earlier reported that Gboyega Oyetola of the APC has been declared the authentic winner of the July 2022 Osun at the tribunal on Friday.
Oyetola, who is often referred to as Baba Jeje, was seen taking new dance steps with some traditional vibes.
The APC chieftain's mood was seen immediately after the tribunal sacked Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state.