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INEC To Deploy 176,846 BVAS Machines 



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The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC on Tuesday disclosed that it will deploy a total of 176, 846 of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System BVAS machines for the February 2023 general elections.

The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, revealed this at the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Alumni Association Annual Seminar 2022 in Abuja on Monday.

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He further said that INEC would provide 17,618 BVAS machines for back-up, with two devices per registration area.

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Okoye also said that INEC’s data recovery centres would be upgraded and all its platforms enhanced before the elections in order to forestall the constant attacks the platform had received from hackers and political actors,adding that the commission was determined to conduct free and fair elections in 2023.

He said, “The commission is firm and fixed on its resolve to conduct free, fair, transparent and inclusive elections.

“The commission will continue to be open and transparent in its technological innovations because election business is public business and the public has a right to know what the commission is doing.

“INEC will continue to gradually infuse technology in the electoral process to enhance transparency and verifiability in voter authentication and result management. The level of technological development in the country and the state of infrastructure will invariably impact on the technology the commission can deploy.

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