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2023: INEC in C’River Receives BVAS

By Jimmy Jackson 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Cross River State has received the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for use in the 2023 general elections.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Johnson Alalibo, who revealed this in a statement on Friday in Calabar, said other non-sensitive materials, like the voting cubicles, were expected to be delivered to the state.

The Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity in the state, Anthonia Nwobi, in a statement, said Alalibo spoke at the Calabar Municipality Area office after his four-day familiarisation tour to the 18 INEC local government area offices in the state.

According to the statement, the REC said BVAS would be deployed for accreditation on election day in the 3,281 polling units in the state to eradicate rigging, and other electoral malfeasance and violence.

The Commissioner explained that once authentication of facials and fingerprints fail, the voter will not be allowed to vote.

“This means that security of votes are assured with the double capturing of facials and fingerprints stressing that he is  confident that the modern technology (BVAS) recently introduced by the Commission will ensure that  every vote will counts.

On renovations of INEC facilities in the state destroyed during the #EndSARS protests, Alalibo said that all the ongoing renovations of INEC offices destroyed and dilapidated structures in the state will be completed on time.

Jimmy Jackson

Managing Editor with The Parchment, Social Political and Sport Presenter/Analysts

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