Election : Ad hoc staff “ll be taken through nitty gritty of BVAS – INEC.

    Uhuru times news
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    The REC further said that the commission would soon conduct mock accreditation across the country before the general elections.

     

    According to him, the exercise will be done at selected polling units to ascertain the performance of the BVAS.

     

    “We have used BVAS in some of our by-elections and off season governorship elections.

     

    “But in the wisdom of the commission, it decided that the new technology of BVAS has to be test-run, look at the way it will perform since the commission has not used it during general elections.

     

    ” This will make us know whether its efficiency is still guaranteed or otherwise.

     

    “So the commission will announce the date for the exercise soon, it has picked the senatorial districts, local governments, wards and polling units where the mock accreditation will be held,” he explained.

     

    He further reiterated that INEC was not ready to postpone or cancel the forthcoming general elections.

     

    He said the elections would hold, “notwithstanding any challenge or challenges, we are going to have the general elections by God’s grace”.

     

    On other preparations by the commission, Agboke said INEC in various states “are engaging political parties on how to make campaign violence-free.

     

    “Collection of PVCs is still ongoing; we have returned to local government areas and we urge owners of uncollected PVCs to come out for collection.

     

    “PVC is crucial and vital in this forthcoming general elections, as no one without it would be allowed to vote, in addition, no accreditation through the BVAS no voting”.

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