The following shocking revelation shows how the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) suddenly transferred one Mr. Chidi Nwafor, the Anambra State-born, Japan-trained developer of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines in Nigeria.
According to reports, Mr. Nwafor was demoted and transferred as the ICT Director of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in November, 2022, to Enugu as Administrative Secretary after he rejected an offer to compromise the BVAS machines.
In a report titled “Inside the ‘technical hitches’ behind BVAS failure“, BusinessDay reported that “the glitches that marred the elections held on February 25 have raised questions over the circumstances leading to the redeployment and replacement of Chidi Nwafor”.
BusinessDay alluded to “statements from multiple sources very close to the matter who said that Nwafor was technically demoted because “the powers that be” could not induce him to shut down the INEC server and disrupt the upload of results on the INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV) ahead of the 2023 elections”.
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Shocking Revelation: @inecnigeria BVAS machine was developed in Nigeria by Anambra-born, Japan-trained Nwafor. He was suddenly transferred from INEC ICT Dept in Nov. 2022 to Enugu as Administrative Secretary bc he rejected offer to compromise BVAS.@AbdulMahmud01 @OselokaHObaze pic.twitter.com/KdeCft6S3c
— Tim Elombah (@ElsTimmy) March 8, 2023