Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has raised alarm over moves by some political to use a secret court action to stop the use of the BVAS machine in the upcoming 2023 general election.
Addressing a world press conference on Wednesday, the spokesperson of the group, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere said the vigilance team of the group following credible intelligence discovered the suit at the Owerri Federal High Court where it was filed since the 24th August, 2022.
The group also displayed extracts of the National Voters register which it claimed were part of at least 10 million fake registrations.
It said the names were sourced from both within and outside Nigeria, including some African countries such as Ghana, Cameroon, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Togo, Guinea, Gambia and countries outside Africa including Jamaica, Brazil and New Zealand. The group also showed several registrations which were captured from passport photographs.
According to the discoveries, in the register are foreign names of people born in 1983 whose photographs were not clearly captured. Many people were also shown to have been born between 1900 and 1914, yet their photographs were those of young people. Equally, many male photos had their gender written as female and vice versa.
The group further alleged that the Chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu is under pressure for the commission to announce a change to the Commission’s hard stands on the compulsory use of the BVAS machine for accreditation or get sacked as Chairman of the Commission.
Ikenga said: “The intelligence of the CUPP which has led to the discovery of the suit filed seeking to nullify the BVAS and exposure of the massive compromise in the voters register cannot now be wrong that the third leg of the plot is to sack the National Chairman through a suspension as the plotters know they cannot get the required numbers from the National Assembly for an outright sack.
The group, therefore, called on international partners, local and international observer groups, civil society and the general public to help it and protect democracy as the success of any of these plots will erode the integrity and credibility of the electoral process and deny Nigerians the right to freely choose their leader.