Wednesday, January 19, 2022

INEC to deploy BVAS for FCT 2022 election - ITREALMS

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has advanced plans to deploy the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) during the forthcoming council elections at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, reports 
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, INEC
This was disclosed in Abuja during the first quarterly meeting with political parties for the year 2022 by the INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on Tuesday, declaring that the same BVAS technology will be deployed in all forthcoming bye-elections across the country.
He described the FCT election as the second major to be carried out by INEC after the successful Anambra Governorship election held last year November.

Prof. Yakubu also disclosed that the 68 constituencies in the FCT has some six Chairmen and 62 Councillors.

This, he said, covers extensive urban and rural locations sharing border with five States in the North Central and North Western parts of the country, stressing that this is another opportunity to pilot the efficacy of the BVAS in a different geographical, geo-political and electoral context.

The same technology, he said, will be deployed in all forthcoming bye-elections across the country.

“For all elections going forward, Polling Unit results will be uploaded in real-time to the INEC Result Viewing (IReV) portal,” he affirmed.

Also, Prof. Yakubu said that the Commission has presented the register of voters to political parties while the PVCs for new registrants, requests for transfers and replacement of cards have been printed and delivered several weeks ago to our FCT office for collection by voters.

In the next few weeks, he said, the Commission will intensify stakeholder engagements, the monitoring of campaigns by political parties and preparations for Election Day activities.

Uboshe Uboshe/Editor

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