The deputy governor of Lagos State, Olufemi Hamzat, has faulted public analyst for discrediting the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System in the just concluded general elections.

Hamzat said this today at the Lateef Jakande Annual Memorial Lecture organised by the Nigerian Guild of Editors, where he represented Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Hamzat noted that voting was not done on the BVAS machine but on ballot papers adding that the controversy around the use of BVAS to transmit election results was not needed.

According to him, valid lessons should be learnt from the elections and improvement made towards better implementation and efficiency in next elections.

The event which was held at Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos, was the maiden edition of the annual lecture to honour the memory of the former governor of Lagos State, Lateef Jakande.

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