The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission to maintain its resolve to deploy technological devices for the conduct of the 2023 general elections.
This is as the CUPP, in a statement by its National Secretary, Peter Ameh, dismissed claims by the All Progressives Congress that the country is not ripe for the use of technological devices in the 2023 polls.
The APC had last week expressed reservation over plans by the electoral body to deploy the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS )and Independent Results Viewing Portal (IREV) for next year’s polls..
Reacting, the CUPP noted that the “statements credited to the APC leadership is most unfortunate, uncharitable and a reflection of the thinking of the party which intends to hold the Nigerian electoral system down from gradual evolution.”
“We wish to state that the position of the APC is grossly unfounded, uncharitable and doesn’t in any way reflect the views of the CUPP or the general masses of the Nigerian people.
“We wish to further add that the decision of INEC has since been received by the Nigerian people with enormous optimism, enthusiasm and has rekindled their hope of a free, credible and transparent election and any attempt to go back on its words will only further breed distrust and dampen the spirit of the people.
“We encourage INEC to stay strong and proceed with the systematic implementation of these laudable reforms which are capable of cleansing our electoral system and setting it on the path of glory.
“We wish INEC success in the task ahead of her, but advice that it be weary of agents of retrogression such as the APC.”