Former Deputy Governor of Abia State and Deputy Senate Chief Whip, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, has said the two major political parties in Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are “not sure” that they will win the 2023 presidential election because of the introduction of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).
Speaking during an interview on Arise News on Friday, monitored by POLITICS NIGERIA, Abaribe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), said the BVAS is a blessing.
“The legacy parties are not even sure of winning elections. What does that even tell you? There is a silver lining. That silver lining is the passage of the electoral act that has brought transmission of results instantaneously,” Senator Abaribe said.
“Now that every vote is going to count, you are going to see upsets in the electoral system that we never envisaged.
“And we want it to be so because if we don’t disrupt this system that has brought us to where we are today, we will never make progress as a nation.
“We can’t continue doing the same thing and feel that we are going to get different results. So we must have to do something different. And I feel that the INEC’s introduction of BVAS is going to assist Nigerians to make sure that their votes count.”