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    No going back to the deployment of BVAS and IREV for 2023 election-INEC

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    By Hosea parah, Abuja

    The INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu has assured Nigerians of the deployment of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and the INEC Result Viewing portal (IREV) for the 2023 General Election.

    Mahmood disclosed this in a statement signed by him on Wednesday 16th November 2022. As it is exactly 100 days today before polling units open on Saturday 25th February 2023 for National election for presidential and National Assembly and two weeks later on Saturday 11th March 2023 for State electrons for Governorship and State House of Assembly

    The Chairman said the Commission’s allegiance to Nigeria “our loyalty is to Nigerians who want free, fair, credible and verifiable elections supported by technology”

    He promised the citizens of transparent accreditation and upload of polling units results for the citizens to view in real-time on Election day.

    Mahmood said, similarly we will continue with our regular engagement with political parties, Civil society organizations, the media and other critical stakeholders. Above all, Nigerians deserve the right to know about the progress we are making and the challenges we confront in our preparations for the General Election.

    According to Mahmood, in a couple of weeks,the commission will start bi-weekly media briefings followed by weekly briefing as we get closer to the election. In the week leading to the election,there will be daily briefings.

    He therefore called on all citizens to participate fully in all electoral activities, particularly the ongoing display of the Register of Voters for claims and objections, as well as collection of Permanent Voter’ Cards (PVC).

    He also called on political parties and the political leaders to conduct their campaigns peacefully eschewing divisiveness rancour and violence.

    The Chairman appealed to all stakeholders and citizens to play their own part as Nigerians are aware, election is a multi-Stakeholder activity. “We will continue to play our part diligently and conscientiously so that the 2023 elections that Nigerians yearn for, and the world expectations from us “

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