Professor Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said that hacking the database of the electoral commission is possible.
He stated this while speaking to Trust TV on issues surrounding the preparedness of INEC ahead of the Saturday, February 25 polls and issues regarding elections in the country. For the 2023 general elections, INEC has introduced a novel tool, Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).
Commenting on the effectiveness of BVAS, the former INEC chairman commended the level of preparedness by the electoral body but said he could not guarantee that the commission’s database can’t be hacked. He added that INEC had confirmed employing excellent cyber security for their databases.