The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says that it has sufficient Bimodal Voter Registration Systems, BVAS to conduct elections in the 176,846 polling units nationwide.
INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, made this disclosure during an interview on Channels TV’s 2022 In Retrospect.
He said, “The BVAS, which we said will be the game-changer in relation to this election, is in place. And I want to confirm that we have a sufficient number of BVAS that will be used in the conduct of elections in the 176,846 polling units across this country.”
Meanwhile, the INEC commissioner has said over 1.4 million adhoc staff will be trained in the effective usage of the BVAS.
He said, “We want to train our adhoc staff longer so that we won’t have people not knowing how to use the BVAS and blaming it on technology and so on.
“We are also harvesting the names and details of those that will serve as our adhoc staff. For the two elections, the national and state elections, we are going to engage over 1.4 million adhoc staff and we are going to train them,” he added.
Okoye further stated that the processes and procedures of the commission are going well as planned and Nigerians should expect a very good election in 2023.
“People of this country should expect that INEC will conduct a very good election. Conducting a very good election in terms of the fact that we started preparations for the 2023 general elections immediately we finished with the 2019 general election.
“As of today, our processes and procedures are going well as planned.”
The INEC commissioner also said on January 12, 2023, that INEC will release the official list of voters, noting that “all these things are going as planned and they are going to be accomplished on schedule.”