INEC Reveals Why BVAS Won’t Fail

According to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission — Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System machines have never failed and won’t fail Nigerians in the general election of 2023.

Yakubu made this statement on Saturday in Abuja while reviewing activities at polling places in the Federal Capital Territory where a simulated voter accreditation exercise using BVAS machines was taking place.

He said: “In the two polling units we have visited so far, there is no report of failure; the machines have performed optimally and this is the report we are getting so far nationwide.

“We have also made contingency arrangements like we will do on election day, that there is a spare machine in case, and in the unlikely event of a malfunction we will be able to respond and fix the machines.”

The INEC chair furthered: “The speed is good and also the authentication is good.

“The BVAS has never failed anywhere,” he reiterated.

Yakubu also assured on Saturday that in the forthcoming general election, INEC would transmit both the results on election day and the accreditation figures simultaneously so that the two would rhyme.

“We are going to transmit both the accreditation figures and the results on election day.

“We are giving assurance to Nigerians that on Election Day, both the accredited data and the actual votes cast will be transmitted simultaneously and accurately,’’ the INEC boss stressed.

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