Friday January 13 2023
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, CON has said election has become very difficult to rig in the country with the introduction of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).
The Governor described the BVAS as a laudable development in the nation electoral process.
Governor Akeredolu spoke in his office on Thursday while playing host to the retiring Resident Electoral Commissioner in the State, Mr Rufus Akeju.
He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for deploying technology to strengthen the electoral process and reinforce confidence.
The Governor, who stressed that technology has made rigging difficult, said the All Progressives Congress (APC) will always emerge victorious in every election.
He declared that the APC is the most popular party in the country, adding that the party will always enjoy the support of the people through massive votes at the poll.
His words:”I am happy that it’s getting more and more difficult for anybody to influence INEC to rig the election. I have been involved in so many elections and I keep telling people, election is difficult to rig.
“It has become more difficult now, because whether we like it or not, INEC has improved on its work over time, and I want to congratulate you and the chairman for the good work you are doing.”
Arakunrin Akeredolu also lauded the retiring REC, noting that no election was inconclusive during his time in the state.
The Governor further suggested that INEC should find a way to add more value to the PVC aside its usage for voting, so as to make it more attractive for the people to collect.
Earlier, the retiring Resident Electoral Commissioner, Rufus Akeju appreciated Ondo State Government and all citizens of the state for their supports and cooperation during his tenure.
“I thank God for our lives just as it looks like I started here just like yesterday. I can say without any doubt in my mind that I have enjoyed maximum support from the State Government and all citizens in this state”. Akeju said.