The lawmaker representing Bayelsa East Senatorial district in the National Assembly , Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has claimed that an electronic voting machine which the All Progressives Congress, APC, party plans to rig the 2019 presidential election against the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Atiku Abuakar, has been exposed.
Ben Bruce made the disclosure on his Twitter handle on Thursday, November 8.
He wrote “Information reaching us is that this device, which was first used in Kaduna, may be used in rigging the 2019 election against @atiku. It is alleged that with this machine, you can vote multiple times with an @inecnigeria password. I call on the authorities to investigate this”.
The commonsense senator however called on the authorities to investigate the planned use of the machine for elections in 2019
The commonsense Senator was among notable PDP members who had a strategic meeting with the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku, in Dubai last month.
He won’t be contesting in the 2019 elections following his withdrawal from the Senatorial race. In a statement he released regarding his decision, he stated that there is a rotational arrangement for the senate in Bayelsa and it is the turn of another district to produce someone who will represent Bayelsa East in the senate.
In the video, a man is seen using just one key-card to unlock the machine while several others queued to vote. With the key card believed to have pass for the machine, anybody could vote and anytime. With the key card, multiple voting can be done.