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INEC Gives Status Update On BVAS Machines 15 Days To Presidential Election




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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given a status update on the functionality of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Naija News reports that the general elections will commence on 25 February 2023, starting with the voting of the President, the Senate and House of Representatives members.

15 days before the electoral exercise, INEC said on Thursday that BVAS machines to be used during the poll are working perfectly. It assured that it is almost 90 percent ready for the conduct of the 2023 elections.

Speaking at a stakeholder meeting in Mellinium Hope, Kaduna, today, the State INEC Administrative Secretary, Auwal Mashi, said that the commission held a successful mock accreditation to ascertain the functionality and efficacy of the BVAS machine.

“Satisfactorily, the machines were perfectly okay.

“I can assure you that God willing, we will not have any problems with our machines,” Vanguard quoted the official.

Mashi explained further that about 408,000 new Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and 228,000 others transferred from other locations had been collected by their owners.

He also assured that sensitive materials for the election were already secured at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The official stressed that the commission was collaborating with the CBN to ensure the availability of cash for the running of the election without hitches.

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Naija News understands that the said meeting featured question and answers sessions, and participants were made up of politicians and traditional and religious leaders, among others.