Bayelsa Polls: INEC Vows To Use BVAS

In preparation for the gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa State scheduled for November 11, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that they will utilize the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for both voter accreditation and result transmission.

This announcement was made by the recently appointed Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Obo Effanga, during a press briefing held at the Prof. Mahmood Yakubu Media Centre in Yenagoa, where he outlined the commission’s plans for the upcoming election.

His words: “Nothing has changed in the process of elections in Nigeria. We are still going to conduct elections based on provisions of the Constitution, the Electoral Act, and INEC guidelines.

“After voting at the polling units, the votes will be counted there; they will be recorded in the physical result sheets, and we will use the BVAS to take a snapshot of the result. They will be taken to the collation centre where the results would be authenticated, while the photograph taken will be uploaded onto the IREV.

“Then, we will move from the wards collation to the local council collation. From the local council collation, we would come to the state collation, and that will be where the final collation will be done. The result will then be announced, and a winner will be declared.”

Effiong also pledged that his team would make every effort to ensure a fair and valid election, in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and the Electoral Act.


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