2023 Election: Jega Speaks on Possible Hacking of INEC Website During Polls, Reveals Fresh Position

2023 Election: Jega Speaks on Possible Hacking of INEC Website During Polls, Reveals Fresh Position

  • Former INEC boss, Professor Attahiru Jega, has revealed that the commission's website can be hacked during the election
  • According to Jega, 100% assurance cannot be given that INEC's database won't be hacked because it is online and can be tampered with
  • He, however, noted that hacking websites is not unique to Nigeria alone but arises all over the world

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Professor Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said that hacking the database of the electoral commission is possible.

He stated this while speaking to Trust TV on issues surrounding the preparedness of INEC ahead of the Saturday, February 25 polls and issues regarding elections in the country.

INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, Cyber Security, 2023 election
Jega speaks on the effectiveness of the BVAS. Photo credit: The Cable
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Jega speaks on possible hacking of INEC's website

For the 2023 general elections, INEC has introduced a novel tool, Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).

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Commenting on the effectiveness of BVAS, the former INEC chairman commended the level of preparedness by the electoral body but said he could not guarantee that the commission’s database can’t be hacked, Daily Trust reported.

He added that INEC had confirmed employing excellent cyber security for their databases.

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On Thursday, February 23, the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, sent an important message to electorates in Nigeria.

Biden called on all eligible Nigerians to go out and vote for their preferred candidates on Saturday, February 25.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s presidential and National Assembly elections will be held tomorrow, Saturday, February 25.

INEC release final PVC collection data ahead of 2023 polls

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According to the statistics released by the electoral body on Thursday, February 23, 93,469,008 persons registered for their PVCs, while 87,209,007 persons, constituting 93.3% of registered voters, collected their PVCs.

This means 87,209,007 will decide the fate of the 18 candidates vying for the presidential seat of power to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

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