INEC begins mock accreditation ahead of Osun guber poll
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday commenced a two-day mock accreditation in Osun ahead of the July 16 governorship election in the state.
The process was seamless, fast and without hitches using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) in selected polling units in Osun Central Senatorial District.
At Polling Unit 5, Salvation Army School, Osogbo, registered voters that turned out for the mock accreditation exercise were promptly attended to and accredited within 20 to 45 seconds.
The accreditation was done using BVAS machines, with either the fingerprints or facial recognition of the voters.
One of the INEC officials from Abuja, who spoke anonymously, said that 1,256 voters were registered at the polling unit.
According to the official, most of them turned up by 8:00 a.m. when the exercise started.
Similarly, at CAC Grammar School Polling Unit in Osogbo, there was a reasonable turnout of voters for the mock accreditation.
Political party agents at the polling unit were seen calling their supporters and mobilising them to come out and participate in the process.
INEC Hired Technical Officer, Anthony Itodo, said the accreditation, which started at 8:00 a.m., would end by 2:30 p.m.
Mr Itodo noted that 62 voters were registered at the polling unit, while the process was going smoothly with 12 voters already accredited.
At Olorunsogo Community Primary School, in Egbedore Local Government Area of the state, which has two polling units, voters were also accredited by INEC officials.
An INEC official, Bose Aderogba, said the first polling unit 12 had 57 registered voters and that the polling unit 1 had 2,195 registered voters.
The mock accreditation exercise will hold between Monday and Tuesday in six local government areas and two registration areas/wards across the three senatorial districts.
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