INEC to test BVAS with mock accreditation exercise
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, says the fourth of February, 2023 has been set aside by the Commission to conduct a mock accreditation exercise, using BVAS.
According to him, the exercise is to test the efficacy of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), ahead of the Presidential and National Assembly elections on February 25.
Prof. Yakubu, disclosed this on Friday in Abuja, during a meeting with all the 37 Resident Electoral Commissioners in the country.
According to him, the exercise will hold in the 436 polling units across the country and the machines used for the mock exercise would be reconfigured in preparation for the main elections.
Yakubu, who described the meeting with the resident commissioners as crucial, is using the meeting to inform the commissioners about all the arrangements the Commission has put in place for the exercise.
He also emphasized that the ongoing distribution of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) is one issue that the Meeting must look into.
He assured that the Commission would take necessary measures to ensure that all who registered get their PVCs before the election day.
Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Julian Osamoto