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INEC’ll continue to adopt technology for accurate results: Yakubu

On the technology already in place for future elections, the INEC chairman said: “We are confident that the BVA machines will function optimally during the 2023 elections.”

• July 28, 2022
Mahmood Yakubu
INEC chariman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will continue to use modern technology for accurate results ahead of the 2023 general elections.

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said this when he visited Kano in continuation of his inspection of the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) nationwide.

“The commission will continue to deepen the use of technology in the election.

“We displayed the lists of registrants for Nigerians to be kept abreast with happenings in INEC. I believe we are doing well.

“INEC portal has come to stay. After elections at the polling units, results will be uploaded so that Nigerians can see the results even before the election is concluded,” he said.

He said the commission had overcome the initial challenges with the Bimodal Verification Accreditation (BVA) machine.

“We are confident that the BVA machines will function optimally during the 2023 elections,” he said.

The chairman said INEC would employ about one million persons as ad hoc staff for a hitch-free 2023 election.

“INEC is not a political party and will be up and doing in the discharged of its official responsibility.

“INEC has no candidate of its own, but only what the electorate wants and whatever is determined by the voters is what the electoral body will declare at the end of it,” he said. 

(NAN)

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